Origin of Consciousness

The origin of consciousness is debated between a phenomenon that occurs within our bodies and is unique to human beings, on one hand, to the possibility that there is an ever-present, universal consciousness which binds and influences all matter to which we connect, download, and upload energy and data, on the other hand.  Scientifically, the concept of humans tapping into a shared consciousness emanated from quantum physics, whose fathers were Niels Bohr and Max Planck, each of whom won a Nobel Prize in Physics.  Quantum physics is the study of the interconnectivity of matter and energy at an atomic and subatomic level where particles can be in two states at the same time and where one object can influence the other without respect to time and distance.