Could Emergence account for God?

Not in the traditional "creator-god" sense, but more in terms of "we-are-all-part-of-god" or "the-universe-is-aware" pantheism. Emergence is the phenomon where a system that reaches a certain level of complexity starts exhibiting behaviours that cannot be accounted for by the sum of... show more Not in the traditional "creator-god" sense, but more in terms of "we-are-all-part-of-god" or "the-universe-is-aware" pantheism.

Emergence is the phenomon where a system that reaches a certain level of complexity starts exhibiting behaviours that cannot be accounted for by the sum of its parts. Systems become self-organising and coherent over time, almost like they are starting to exhibit some of the characteristics of living organisms. Indeed, many scientists are exploring the possibility of life, and specifically consciousness, being emergent phenomena arising out of complex biochemistry and neurochemistry, respectively.

So the question is, if life and consciousness can arise spontaneously out of the relative complexity of our organic systems, how much more so the entire universe? And what about the Gaia hypothesis? (That the earth is itself a living being)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/emergence
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/complex_sys...
Update: Keep in mind that I'm using "god" purely as a description for a "most advanced" being in terms of the universe we inhabit. I have yet to be convinced that anything "created" this uinverse.
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