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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... "
Psychology Applied to Medicine: Introductory Studies - Page 3
by David Washburn Wells - 1907 - 141 pages
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Transactions of the Albany Institute, Volume 8

Albany Institute - 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 Canadian Monthly and National Review, Volume 9

Graeme Mercer Adam, George Stewart - 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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Faith and Modern Thought

Ransom Bethune Welch - 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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Fragments of Science: A Series of Detached Essays, Addresses, and Reviews

John Tyndall - 1876 - 625 pages
...think, I love," but how does consciousness infuse itself into the problem ? ' And here is the answer: ' The passage from the physics of the brain to the corresponding facts of consciousness is unthinkable. Granted that a definite thought and a definite molecular action in the brain occur simultaneously ;...
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Transcendentalism in New England: A History

Octavius Brooks Frothingham - 1876 - 395 pages
...the Mathematical and Physical Section of the British Association in 1868, wherein he declared that " The passage from the physics of the brain to the corresponding facts of consciousness is unthinkable. Granted that a thought and a definite molecular action in the brain occur simultaneously, we do not...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 23; Volume 86

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1876
...love,' but how does consciousness infuse itself into the problem ?" And here is the answer : — " The passage from the physics of the brain to the corresponding facts of consciousness is unthinkable. Granted that a defmite thought, and a definite molecular action in the brain, occur simultaneously...
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The Spiritual Magazine

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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Fragments of Science: A Series of Detached Essays, Addresses, and Reviews

John Tyndall - 1876 - 625 pages
...think, I love," but how does consciousness infuse itself into the problem ? ' And here is the answer : ' The passage from the physics of the brain to the corresponding facts of consciousness is unthinkable. Granted that a definite thought and a definite molecular action in the brain occur simultaneously ;...
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The Physical Basis of Immortality

Antoinette Louisa Brown Blackwell - 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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