Brief and simplified discernment to complement and support https://nautil.us/blog/-electrons-may-very-well-be-conscious and all related explorations. And diverse past discernments:
The phenomena manifested by electrons are in reality or actuality manifestation of the greater whole essence, nature, and ground. And rather than of electrons. A simple way of saying is "the essence of nature is everywhere and in everything". While "consciousness is everywhere but not in everything". And as such, electrons carry or are embedded with essence of nature while the manifestation of consciousness or mind is of the greater whole. Another simple way of saying is electrons do not have theirs own intrinsic inherent independent existence or would not appear as having essence nor consciousness by or on their own. Another philosophical way of saying is would be empty of phenomena or would not exist. And as such, electrons cannot think. Rather, they are parts of such possibilities or process and mechanism of thinking or being and becoming. There are differences between essence and nature of an entity, essence and consciousness, and essence and nature of an entity and its ground of being and becoming. And as well as parts and sum of parts of a whole even through they are all interdependent and interconnected or intertwined and entangled as oneness or wholeness.
Furthermore, since electrons (and other particles, quasi-particles, and their fractals) emerged from more fractal elements. And are everywhere. And from non living to living such as in atoms in molecules in cells in body-mind . And which all emerged from the Source and recycled within the whole, indicated the following evidence and empirical data:
1.0 Universal process and mechanism of Dependent and Interdependent Origination.
2.0 Universal process and mechanism of Dependent and Interdependent Arising.
3.0 Nothing has its own inherent independent existence or can exist by itself.
4.0 Sum of infinitely finite fractal parts of infinitely infinite fractal parts of the greater whole.
5.0 The whole is far greater than sum of its parts.
These are not obvious due to aeon of transformation and evolution or aeon of process of being and becoming of the whole and its parts. However, the basic evidence and empirical data (much of the relevant global scientific community empirical data, in particularly recently, are complemented and supported in Home - EPISTEMOLOGY OF LIFE AND ONTOLOGY OF EXISTENCE FOUNDATION AND INSTITUTE (epistemologyontologyfoundationinstitute.org); and in particularly EPISTEMOLOGY OF LIFE AND ONTOLOGY OF EXISTENCE FOUNDATION AND INSTITUTE - Philosophy and Science Beyond the Macro World (epistemologyontologyfoundationinstitute.org) and Philosophy and Science Beyond The Observer World - EPISTEMOLOGY OF LIFE AND ONTOLOGY OF EXISTENCE FOUNDATION AND INSTITUTE (epistemologyontologyfoundationinstitute.org), now existed across natural sciences disciplines. However, they are fractured and fragmented or not converged and integrated as well as not interpolated, extrapolated, and correlated as sum of parts of the whole.
The epistemology and ontology would be in or through the science and technological quests, explorations, researches, developments, and applications. And as an example On Nature Epistemology and Ontology. And Human Constructed Epistemology and Ontology - EPISTEMOLOGY OF LIFE AND ONTOLOGY OF EXISTENCE FOUNDATION AND INSTITUTE (epistemologyontologyfoundationinstitute.org).
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