A man stood before a mirror and proclaimed, “I am a paradigm!” And his consciousness punched his mind and said, “That’s me he’s talking about – not him.”
Religion: Another attempt to give the mind something specific to do.
Expanded Historical View:
Speech: The first attempt to give the mind something to do.
Mythology: The attempt to give the mind something specific to do.
Religion: Another attempt.
Science: Yet another – and…
Conversation of all sorts: Still another, and perhaps, ultimate attempt.
Update Regarding Words:
To a more conscious man – all definitions are obsolete.
Do note that, like consciousness, the mind is not a “thing” but an operation.