>emergent property of the action of
genetics and environmental adaptation.
To consider that "I" was such as that would be to exist in a state of total other-determinism, the worst possible state of existence (viewpoint) that there is.
>What is this "self", just the consciousness/sentience ?
>Are you proposing that the self is totally objective,
I do not actually believe in the objective except as collective agreement among the subjective.
>Is this a remnant of the old humans-the-centre-of-the-universe
If the Chaosmos is holographic, "I" am indeed at its precise center...wherever "I" am.
"I" am a unit of awareness that pre-exists any human beingness that I create around myself. "I" am a unit of awareness that perceives and intends. All other qualities of self are identifications that may be added to or removed from my beingness, by design, to facilitate optimum existence.
Telesis Foundation for Applied Memetics
CHAOSMOS: The Product is The Process