I quess if you subscribe to the big bang theory, that upon the explosion of energy, sound was emitted that started everything up so to speak!
That sound would cause all the sub atomic particles to start vibrating and you get the whole positive and negative thing going and that kinda drives the whole train!
Was there anyone around to hear it? No.
So at what point did consciousness start?
(Don't expect an answer) It is getting late and I have been running away at the mouth for sometime now so I will leave this alone!
Good discussion though!