While I lack the time to develop this into an informative essay, I found some interesting data on the internet over the past few weeks.
First, I discovered that scientists in 2014 confirmed the existence of quantum tubules in the human brain, which corroborates a challenging theory about consciousness. Alan Watts pointed out in one of his lectures that we are not certain if geology descended from consciousness or consciousness ascended from geology. The aforementioned discovery makes the idea that consciousness ascends from geology and, in fact, has been with us all along more reasonable. You can read more about this discovery here: http://www.kurzweilai.net/discovery-of-quantum-vibrations-in-microtubules-inside-brain-neurons-corroborates-controversial-20-year-old-theory-of-consciousness
Second, I saw Dr. Alexander D. Wissner-Gross discussing intelligence and entropy. http://www.ted.com/talks/alex_wissner_gross_a_new_equation_for_intelligence.html If this is true, that entropy leads to intelligence, this also corroborates the theory that consciousness ascended from geology and it also makes intelligence seem much less complex than we've thought of it.