Dragonwolf137. Our conscious awareness, as you call it, is not a recent evolvement. Think Ancient Greek philosophers, the Ancient Sages of India, and various masters such as Jesus the Christ, Guatama the Buddha, etc.. I can see what you're getting at, though, most people didn't have the time to examine what and who we are because they were too busy. Today, people 'make themselves busy' by escaping into T.V. computer games, films etc.. However, if you just examine the amount of spiritually-awakening stuff on these Hubsite alone, you'll possibly begin to accept - as I do - that we are, as a species, becoming more and more conscious, more and more aware.