An excerpt from the book What is Man. The title is not the title of the chapter.

Those who want the best of both worlds, and that is quite a lot of us, will agree that we are the creation of an eternal evolutionary process by matter that has existed forever. And consciousness is a mere byproduct of this evolutionary process. To them, the idea of a planed, a well thought out by conscious effort, creation of all that is visible and invisible is ludicrous; because it would force them to be conscientious (truly grown-up).
Snakes are conscious, the ones that are alive; but they are morally insensate as viruses. Human beings have placed them as lower order animals in the animal kingdom hierarchy, according to their intelligence and their biological evolutionary attributes; and have placed themselves as the highest order of animal in intelligence, and biologically (mammalian) to evolve thus far.
Live chimpanzees, biologically mammals, are without a doubt far superior to almost every other animal except for human beings in intelligence.
"The genetic difference between humans and chimps is less than 2%." From Wikipedia on human evolutionary genetics.
However, any human being would agree that the intelligence of chimpanzees maybe 2% that of the stupidest human being. Yet the size and weight of the brain of the stupidest human being may in fact be heavier and larger than the brain of the cleverest human being. Brain size alone do not necessarily give rise to higher intelligence.
"Several studies have reported that races overlap significantly in brain size but differ in average brain size. The magnitude of these differences varies depending on the particular study and the methods used. In general, these studies have reported that East Asians have on average a larger brain size than whites who have on average a larger brain size than blacks." From Wikipedia on Race and intelligence (brain size).
People with Learning Disabilities 'Down's syndrome' have a part or all of an extra 21st chromosome, and accordingly suffer from physical and intellectual disability. Their brain size is not necessarily smaller than the brains of normal people, yet paradoxically their extra chromosomes doesn't give them extra intelligence, nor do they make them less human. They are human, perhaps child like and possess a conscience just like anybody who is deemed to be a normal child or adult.
All that seem to exist in the universe, beside space-time (emptiness-duration), are made of quarks. Quarks are bits of energy (light) having a minute amount of electrical charge that cannot be seen by instruments that are available today. Atoms made from quarks are made of protons, neutrons and electrons. Protons have positive electric charge and have more than three times the mass of electrons and are oppositely charged. Neutrons have the same mass as protons but without electric charge. The ingenuity of the atom is that, it is made of these subatomic particles (hadrons) with mass, and with and without electric charge from quarks that have mass, electric and colour charge, and spin. Apparently there are six types of quarks and for every type there is a corresponding antiparticle with equal magnitude in some of it's properties but of opposite charge. Quarks are elementary particles and the fundamental constituent of Matter. If quarks gave rise to consciousness (Life), our awareness; then they must be constituents of consciousness or carry a fractional essence of consciousness.
What is the fundamental constituent of Quarks? What is the fundamental constituent of Energy?
And, what are the fundamental constituent of Space and Time?
If we did not possess consciousness, we would not write this book, and you would not read it. But all other animals who are conscious cannot write or read, and do not even think of life the way we humans do. This is where our consciousness exceed theirs like their’s do over vegetation that live, and the consciousness of vegetation exceed the consciousness of inanimate objects. We, the living are made of inanimate quarks. Therefore inanimate objects must possess some consciousness (life), because quarks must possess consciousness. Nothing can come from nothing. That being the case it is pertinent to state that quarks are 'tiny sparks' of the energy of consciousness radiating from the source of consciousness. A quark is a quantum of consciousness. Consciousness is the source of Energy. And the source of consciousness we can proclaim to be God (The All Knowing).
Everything is energy. Life is energy. Whatever we do, we create from thought. Thought is only possible because of consciousness. Creating is producing, generating new, procreating and increasing and diversifying energy; and manifesting energy of thought by materializing the intension, idea or emotion according to the intensity (gravity) of any particular thought. Thought give rise to feelings (emotion), and feelings in turn give rise to new thought. We as extensions of consciousness of a greater consciousness become aware and experience the creations of that greater consciousness. This becoming aware and experiencing the creation, which includes ourselves, is our life.
Consciousness comes with conscience. Where there is consciousness, there is conscience, and the magnitude of the consciousness determine the acuteness of it's conscience. Like an atom comes with a proton, neutron and electrons; consciousness comes with conscience, the Character of the The Unconscious (the source of consciousness) and it’s Self Awareness, the positive energy of consciousness. Our self consciousness, the extension of The Unconscious that give rise to our individualism, possess positive and negative energy, emotions that try to keep the conscience of the self in balance with the conscience of the source by orbiting around the positivity and negativity of our creative thoughts. The instinctual sense of right and wrong. The sphere of influence of the source, as we are extensions of the Source.
We humans possess the capacity to acquire infinite awareness. In other words, we possess consciousness that can grow infinitely. This capability makes us like the source of consciousness itself. Our consciousness is able to become (like) the consciousness of the source. We have been thought of to become like the source by the source. And we are to achieve this of our free will, like the source does of it's free will. And to become like the source is to grow in consciousness. Growing in consciousness is maintaining conscientiousness in all our creative thoughts. But in accomplishing this balanced growth in consciousness leads to the feeling of abandoning our own identity (the self) ego, and taking up another's identity, that which is of the source. We struggle with ourselves, the battle of the ego and the super ego, 'the good and the bad'. So in the world most of us try to have the best of both worlds, and create by law (rules) and not by love (conscience). Laws can be changed, and are changed to suit or please the self, but love (conscientiousness), selflessness in creating, cannot, and do not change no matter what. The self has to grow and become a self awareness to become aware of the source. Once aware of the source, the self must reduce, relinquish the ego gradually as it grows in awareness of it's source, and in due course die and be born or emerge as an express image of the source.
There is only one world, realm, universe, energy, consciousness; and it is impossible to have the best of two worlds, when there really is only one world. It is pure fantasy, and stupidity to dream of another life, when life is Awareness of the Real, the truth. There is only one truth to anything. But how man dislikes the truth is how he loves fantasy and miss (fall short of) the eternal reality of Life. We all have our strange quirks, but we are all of the same quarks! We are all from one, and we can only be one. God is not alone, but are one.

What is Man From The world of Ro and Mo
© Rohan and Mohan Perera 2011

Author's Bio: 

Born in Sri Lanka to Dr. and Mrs. Lorenz Perera in 1956.
St. Thomas' Preparatory School, Bandarawella, Sri Lanka.
North Eastern College, Sangre Grande, Trinidad.
Duff Miller London Tutors, London, England.
Hounslow Borough College, London, England. (Science and Biochemistry).
Surrey University, Surrey England. (Chemical Engineering).
Lister and Fairfield Schools of nursing, Hertford and Bedford, England. (Psychiatric and General Nursing).

Drawing from professional and personal experience (Psychiatry & Bible Study), and having experienced life in four countries: Sri Lanka, Trinidad, United Kingdom, and Australia; Ro and Mo write on life, Consciousness / Awareness.