If you look at the etymology of the word "consciousness" you see two roots
"Con" "scious" "With" "awareness" or "knowledge". Two principles are
involved, evolution and science. To make sense of that you have to posit an
evolutionary description of reality "conscious" and "mechanical" or
"mathematical" differences. And the hunt is on!
Indefinable DQ definable SQ as a metaphysical base enables the recognition
of the meaning of "consciousness". Alright so you propose "evolution" as
deciding the levels in existence, consciousness. Mathematical order is
inadequate since something is created from 0. The definition of 1 has been
changed in speech or consciousness. I do not know how to make sense out of
"consciousness" except through evolution which as yet does not have a
metaphysical foundation! E(x) out of, voluntas, will. Creation!
It seems to me it would be a lot easier if the levels in evolution after 1
were definable in DQ/SQ terms since evolve "ex" "voluntas" out of will,
suggests a mathematical order and creation. Metaphysics involves 'Will' and
'order' in a dance beyond definable mathematics! 1 is rigid without
evolution which redefines 1 in consciousness.