It is the starting point of all error to assume that at some point in time if not in space the mind suddenly made its appearance in the universe. This is the initial error of all materialism--whether it be scientific or theological or metaphysical. Mind is supposed by all these views to start functioning after matter has had a long inning on the cricket-field of the cosmos. Insoluble problems flow naturally out of this error.
-- Notebooks Category 21: Mentalism > Chapter 2: The World As Mental > # 48