@2, or into the Lansing water supply. Or into the air. Or into trains and trucks and boats. Or into skyscrapers. Or into Tuna fish. Or into paint.
@1, yeah, Charles plays around with the definitions of words a lot...I guess it's "Pot Tuesday."
I too feel like consciousness, attention and intelligence are something very specific and special, but if Charles wants to call it just "purpose" I guess he can do that. It raises my hackles, but it's sort of fun, too. (Charles, you do know that panpsychists think that magnets "think" in the way you're describing?). We do know (scientifically, even) that the human mind plays tricks on itself...sees patterns where there are none...and sees outside influences on naturals processes just because we're built that way. Charles, I love you man, but seriously don't go down this particular rabbit hole.