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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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Ideas in Nature Overlooked by Dr. Tyndall

James McCosh - Evolution - 1875 - 50 pages
...structure — it may rise to intelligence and feeling. He has, however, to allow in his Appendix, " Granted that a definite thought and a definite molecular...us to pass by a process of reasoning from the one to the other." He speaks of the chasm between the two classes of phenomena being " intellectually impassable."...
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Heredity: A Psychological Study of Its Phenomena, Laws, Causes, and Consequences

Théodule Ribot - Electronic books - 1875 - 393 pages
...have said, some remarkable reflections of the great English physicist, Tyndall. 'Granted,' says he, 'that a definite thought and a definite molecular...us to pass by a process of reasoning from the one to the other. They appear together, but we do not know why. Were our minds and senses so expanded,...
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Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection: A Series of Essays

Alfred Russel Wallace - Evolution - 1875 - 384 pages
...the British Association at Norwich, in 1868, Professor Tyndall expressed himself as follows : — " The passage from the physics of the brain to the corresponding...definite thought, and a definite molecular action in the bram occur simultaneously, we do not possess the intellectual organ, nor apparently any rudiment of...
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Fragments of science for unscientific people

John Tyndall - 1875 - 422 pages
...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...unthinkable. Granted that a definite thought, and a definite molecr1" action in the brain occur simultaneously ; we do not p the intellectual organ, nor apparently...
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Christian Psychology, the Soul and the Body in Their Correlation and ...

Emanuel Swedenborg - Mind and body - 1875 - 502 pages
...surprising self-confidence, as being determined, not only for the present, but for all time to come, that " the passage from the physics of the brain to the corresponding facts of consciousness is unthinkable. Granted (it is said) that a definite thought, and a definite molecular action in the brain occur simultaneously...
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New Englander and Yale Review, Volume 34

Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight - United States - 1875
...the product and the organ it uses, they confound the one with the other. Says Professor Tyndall, " The passage from the physics of the brain to the corresponding facts of consciousness is unthinkable. They appear together, but we do not know why. Let the consciousness of love, for example, be associated...
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The Presbyterian Quarterly and Princeton Review, Volume 4

Presbyterianism - 1875
...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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Thoughts on Causality, with References to Phases of Recent Science, a Paper ...

Alexander Winchell - Causation - 1875 - 35 pages
...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 thatthe growth of the body is mechanical, and that thought, as exercised...
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The New Englander

Criticism - 1875
...the product and the organ it uses, they confound the one with the other. Says Professor Tyndall, " The passage from the physics of the brain to the corresponding facts of consciousness is unthinkable. They appear together, but we do not know why. Let the consciousness of love, for example, be associated...
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The Living Age, Volume 124

1875
...comprehend the connection between them." And again elsewhere : * " Granted that adefinite thought 2nd a definite molecular action in the brain occur simultaneously, we do not possess the intellectual organs, nor apparently any rudiment of the organs, which would enable us to pass by a process of reasoning...
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