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" ... the passage from the current to the needle, if not demonstrable, is thinkable, and that we entertain no doubt as to the final mechanical solution of the problem. But the passage from the physics of the brain to the corresponding facts of consciousness... "
Anti-theistic Theories: Being the Baird Lecture for 1877 - Page 172
by Robert Flint - 1894 - 555 pages
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The Canadian Monthly and National Review, Volume 10

Graeme Mercer Adam, George Stewart - Humanities - 1876
...And so long as the most advanced physicists are constrained to admit, with Professor Tyndall, that " the passage from the physics of the brain to the corresponding facts of consciousness is unthinkable," the theory of a separate and spiritual soul, in some way — to us mysterious, but, for aught we know,...
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The Physical Basis of Immortality

Antoinette Louisa Brown Blackwell - Immortality - 1876 - 324 pages
...does consciousness infuse itself into this eternal round of shifting process? In Prof. Tyndall's view: "The passage from the physics of the brain to the...corresponding facts of consciousness is unthinkable." He says : " Granted that a definite thought, and a definite molecular action in the brain occur simultaneously;...
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The Church quarterly review, Volume 36

1893
...thought is a mere ' function ' or a ' secretion ' of the brain, for Professor Tyndall tells us that ' the passage from the physics of the brain to the corresponding facts of consciousness is unthinkable,' and all modern physiologists admit that though the brain process and the thought process arc synchronous...
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Transactions of the Albany Institute, Volume 8

Albany Institute - Albany (N.Y.) - 1876
...It would be at the bottom not a case of logical inference at all, but of empirical association * * * The passage from the physics of the brain to the corresponding facts of consciousness is unthinkable (p. 117). * * * In affirming that the growth of the body is mechanical, and that thought, as exercised...
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The Spiritual Magazine

Spiritualism - 1876
...regarding the world to come. This looks very much like a contradiction. After having told us that " the passage from the physics of the brain to the corresponding facts of consciousness is unthinkable," you would have us suppose that nevertheless " pure intellect," untroubled by hopes and fears of a world...
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Faith and Modern Thought

Ransom Bethune Welch - Positivism - 1876 - 272 pages
...knowledge. They may moderate their zeal by reflecting upon the involuntary confession of Prof. Tyndall : " The passage from the physics of the brain to the corresponding facts of consciousness is unthinkable ; " or, upon the friendly warning of Dr. Bray : " There is no bridge from physics to metaphysics —...
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The Canadian Monthly and National Review, Volume 9

Graeme Mercer Adam, George Stewart - Humanities - 1876
...srtrprised should his meaning be misapprehended. We must, however, accept the explicit statements that " the passage from the physics of the brain to the corresponding facts of consciousness is unthinkable," and that " the chasm between the two classes of phenomena is intellectually impassable." Physical and...
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Transactions of the Albany Institute, Volume 8

Albany Institute - Albany (N.Y.) - 1876
...It would be at the bottom not a case of logical inference at all, but of empirical association * * * The passage from the physics of the brain to the corresponding facts of consciousness ia unthinkable (p. 117). * * * In affirming that the growth of the body is mechanical, and that thought,...
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Johnson's New Universal Cyclopaedia: Lichfield-R

Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1877
...consciousness is unthinkable, (┐ranted that a definite thought and a definite molecular action in tho brain occur simultaneously, we do not possess the...us to pass by a process of reasoning from the one to the other. They appear together, but we know not why." (Scicnti▀c M'iten'alism, Am. ed., p. 117.)...
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Modern Materialism in Its Relations to Religion and Theology: Comprising an ...

James Martineau - Religion - 1877 - 211 pages
...of feeling and thought. Yet this is precisely the transition which is pronounced " unthinkable ; " " we do not possess the intellectual organ, nor apparently...us to pass, by a process of reasoning, from the one to the other." If between these statements "nothing but harmony reigns," then indeed I am justly charged...
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