“Human consciousness is unlike all other varieties of animal consciousness in that it is a product in large part of cultural evolution . . . creating thereby a cognitive architecture unlike the ‘bottom-up’ minds of animals. . . . [T]his architecture furnishes each of us with . . . a user-illusion”.
As philosopher Daniel Dennett writes in “From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds” (2017).
*(Picture: illustration of a 3D computer-generated image of Salmonella bacteria).