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(1) RDM - The "Russion Doll Model" of a Conscious Brain

A plausible theory of consciousness is proposed. This proposal is based, not on new research findings, but is developed from first principles - specifically, that evolution, at each step of its development pathway, must provide some marginal survival advantage. The argument is unapologetically reductionist. It is based on Hume's ideas about causality, embraces parallelism in its operations, and deliberately follows one particular hypothetical pathway which leads eventually to the development of a human-like intellect, to the conscious ability to understand events, not only as they as they were actually experienced, but also as they might have been experienced - and further, to enable a prediction to be made of the plausible outcome of these events, and finally to construct and then to select what appears to be the best available choice of response to observed events and circumstances.