onsciousness presupposes the development of
context and begins with the creation of the first
percept ... the identification of self-generated as
opposed to simple external input.
The embodiment of self identification is willed
action, i.e. initial non-spontaneous movement.
Such willed action differs from the random motion
of the fetus due to spontaneous electrical
discharges by the quantity of motion per unit time
or spatially more extensive movements per unit
space. Thus, if there were ten spontaneous
movements per unit time in general. and then a
sudden increase to one hundred movements per unit
time, the rate increase is the quantitive identifier
Such movements are necessarily uncoordinated, there
being as yet no context for 'willed coordination'.
In accordance with the general law of existence, (see index " Nature of Existence")
"All that which exists (interacts) must have form",
an internal qualitive sensation of self comes into
existence as distinct from other sensations.
The willing of motions (quantitive) and experience
of self (qualitive) are logically congruent.
The initial occurence of both is 'orgasm', the
meaning of which is simply "I am" or "I exist
relative to and separate from all other types of
The exact instant when a fetus becomes conscious is
in theory observable.