never stated that something had to be self-aware in order to have consciousness.<quoted text>
There is no evidence that a gall bladder is conscious or that an appendix is self aware. Perhaps you contend that human thought and emotion is holographic - extending beyond the gray matter and throughout the nervous system. The jury is not only still out on that, the judge doesn't even have a real degree from Metaphysics Middle School.
the key problem is that consciousness is not anthropic per se.