> You're saying significance is significant? Isn't that circular? Or
> is that what "[recursively speaking]" is supposed to cover? I don't
> see how this connects with the concepts of subjective and objective
...the concept of significance is an abstraction pertaining to the weight of factors in the process of making decisions. The abstraction [significance] can be applied to itself as a concept.
> How can there be a "particular consciousness" in an undivided
...the universe can never be perceived directly as whole because all observation occurs from within the system. A player in an orchestra is both playing a particular pattern of music and contributing to a work as a whole. While playing the part, the player can have no awareness of the composition as a whole. ...same concept, only there's no audience. ...Lao Tzu said it better several thousand years ago.
> How does a pattern "become self-aware"?
...by being sufficiently complex to be unable to integrate all factors which have bearing on its evolution.