"The thing is, notice that this analog math that I've presented is just one-half spins within the existing sp3-hybridized tetrahedral matrix. Yeah, it's sort of like a step-wise multiple-state toy of quantum mechanical expression, and it's certainly an approximation of the H-O-H and life's CHONPS tetrahedral matrices, but this approximation is readily accessible without an abstract math pre-requisite and playing around with the analog math delivers repeatable units of physical intuition. So when a new student peers over at, say, various features emerging in abstract math quantum mechanical expressions, the student is well positioned and equipped to have SOME FEEL for the more intricate nested structured~duality, without first taking 12 to 20 years of abstract math education. Sooner or later, that educational boost will be beneficial to large numbers of students in the global classroom." -ref Nov. 6, 2013
That is, our internal analog 'math' develops and replicates in particular patterns.
This alternative imagery arises from the rather strong trial theory I am advocating that within neurons (cells), within the cytoskeleton, we and all our living cells are running the respiration reaction in the on-going effort to harvest electron flow and to maintain stabilizing resonance. In the process of that reaction, we're each respiring 160 kg per year of oxygen and consequently generating 10^20 water molecules per second, body-wide, in a large number of distributed respiration sites. Water molecules are tetrahedral-like with two positive and two negative regions (at the four vertices), and so, as each water molecule forms in the respiration site, it can do so in one of, say, six orientations within the enfolding field. A sequence of, say, 12 molecules can then form in 6^12 or about 2.2 billion ways. Since physics says, roughly, that everything influences everything else, repeating vibrations from our surroundings really ought to influence the formation of similar or the same sequences in the 6^n patterns of water molecules. Thus, structural coding within hydrogen bonding packets forming within our respiration sites can naturally develop as an internal representation of our surroundings. Since hydrogen-bonding has some influence within protein-folding and protein-folding is, for us, motility and expression, such an internal representation would always inherently feel like something, even when unconscious. Reinforce or structural code stacks of cellular water clusted within the matrices of newly forming proteins or xRNA chains and the representation of the external influence, and/or responses to the pattern become stronger, more persistent and interactive.
Since this respiration/structural coding process is synergistically related with energy flow, any and all improvements in structural coding which improve energy conservation would have a selective advantage. Consider enzymatic catalysis and the natural selection of, or migration to more general, more unified trial scientific theories.
Try NOT to think about it.