Feel free to offer some counterarguments.
Counter-arguments to what?
Look, I read you quoting me, then responding to me, but I don’t see a connection between the two.
There are a few possibilities that come to mind:
1. One or both of us were carrying implicit assumptions.
2. We were talking at cross-purposes.
3. Misunderstanding on either one or both sides.
Or 4. You were putting words into my mouth (which was my first impression reading your comments).
It seems stupid to try to carry on with this already derailed discussion. Either, it seems most logical, we try a fresh with clear objectives and shared terminology, or we let it go.
The topic is about emergence, thats quite clear. Do you know of an example of emergence in nature, that would support the idea that consciousness could have emerged?