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I am Resistance - Talk 21 Human consciousness - a tragic misstep in evolution?

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This episode will talk will reflect on this quote:

"I think human consciousness, is a tragic misstep in evolution. We became too self-aware, nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself, we are creatures that should not exist by natural law. We are things that labor under the illusion of having a self; an accretion of sensory, experience and feeling, programmed with total assurance that we are each somebody, when in fact everybody is nobody. Maybe the honorable thing for our species to do is deny our programming, stop reproducing, walk hand in hand into extinction, one last midnight, brothers and sisters opting out of a raw deal." - Rust Cohle (from the HBO program "True Detectives")

Is human consciousness a tragic misstep in evolution?

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