Sorry for hijacking the thread, this thought just keept my awake for too long
What it boils down to is maybe too simple.
The Aether is a "sea of consciousness", a fluid of self-aware point entities. Each point can move, with consequences described by its fluid properties. A single wave can't do much, but through collective action complex wave patters can be produced. Thus there is a primary need to Communicate, in order to Create. Lets call this Life.
Life evolves, producing ever increasing complexity. Some entities sustain the lower structures, and some explore new possibilities. From this come two basic drives for each such structure - the Will to power - control of lower structures to increase the potential for living, and the Will to procreate - creating a copy of the new achieved complexity for some of the lower entities to ascend to, increasing its Communication potential, as incentive for the Work needed for sustaining the substructures. This is Evolution. As blind and random as we chose it to be. From a simple standing wave (electron) to the galaxy, and to the human body, and beyond.
As a by-product, Laws are created. From the basic fluid dynamics, through physics, chemistry, biology, sociology.. All the same. We are now looking back, trying to figure out how our body works. And still new complexity emerges, through society. New laws are established, old are revaluated.
Consciousness, in this view, is fundamental. And a human, everything, is a society of it, with billions and billions struggling for control in each moment. The eternal war, with Matter as its casaulties, from which we build our shells, and weapons. So forever we only fight with thoughts. This is my deepest, on which I broke.
Who did i stole it from? And does it lurk around here already?