Explain how "Consciousness evolved in much simpler animals" is "woo-woo" or "magical thinking".
It's a belief held without evidence. You might as well posit fairies and elves. There's just as much evidence for their existence as there is for the parents claim.
Everything else evolved from simpler animals, why not consciousness?
I never made any such claim. I didn't say that he was right or wrong, only that there was no evidence to support his wild speculation. You woo woo's don't seem to care about evidence, you just believe whatever makes you feel good. It's sad, really, seeing you live in a fantasy world.
Believing otherwise is as "woo woo" as it gets.
I see. You think that your evidence-free beliefs are unquestionably true and above scrutiny. Do you think Jesus told you or something? You woo woo's are lost cause!