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From Fundamental Forces to Fundamental Meanings: Life, Consciousness and Morality  Daniela Munoz-Jimenez , Luis J. Camargo-Perez (Theoretical Research and Philosophy, Center of Frontier Research and Philosophy, Ciudad de Mexico, D.F. Mexico)   C25

As is known so far, the constant evolution of the universe is driven by the fundamental forces, by which the complexity of space-time increase throughout several different processes, leading to the emerging of inextricable states of the mass, energy, and information that behaves according to thermodynamic and infodynamic laws. These forces and laws have made everything evolved from the pristine chaos of the first moments of the universe to its current states such as life, where thoughts, meanings, feelings, emotions, dreams, moral concepts, ethics, sense of reality (or the lack of it), sense of the self, and consciousness emerged. Nevertheless, how could life and consciousness have began to exist, supposedly made of mass-energy and information, respectively, if the conservation principles argues that nothing can be created nor destroyed? In fact, life and consciousness contradict the laws by which they exist because they have not only begun to exist, but also the amount of these seems to increase. Therefore the following questions irrepressibly arise: Could the ontology of life and consciousness be neither mass-energy nor information?, What is the function and teleology of consciousness and morality in life?, Considering 1) that life seems to be antithetical to conservation laws, and 2) the universal tendency toward thermodynamic equilibrium, or state of maximum entropy, dictated by the laws of thermodynamics, could life and consciousness be a countermeasure or an antithetical process to balance thermodynamics? By means of eclectic logical pathways and paradoxes we previously presented in the last three The Science of Consciousness Conferences, we will attempt to share our hermeneutical approaches to those questions in order to provide knowledge to the science of Complexity through which more questions about the ontology and teleology of life, consciousness and morality might be formed and clarified, thus narrowing the uncertainty gap that exist in these fields of knowledge.