Science And The Human Mind; A Critical And Historical Account Of The Development Of Natural…

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bySir William Cecil Dampier Dampier

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII THE LATEST STAGE The New Dispensation--The Expansion of Physical Science--Corpuscles and Electrons--Radio-activity--The Individual Atom--The Luminiferous iEther--The Principle of Relativity--Mendel and the Laws of Inheritance--Neo-vitalism--Modern Psychology--Comparative Religion--The Theory of Scientific Knowledge--Science and Philosophy--Science and the Human Mind. The last two chapters have described the characteristics of the science of the nineteenth century, and their The New bearing on the eternal problems that face Dispensation. te human mind. We have seen how the physical concept of everlasting unchanging atoms, placed in a Universe containing a definite and limited amount of energy, was pointing anew to the old theory of a rigid determinism, described by mechanical laws and leading to a hard, materialistic philosophy. This tendency was increased and completed by the application of the principle of the conservation of energy to the functions of living beings, and by the theory of natural selection, which undermined theological ideas then current and gave to evolution a method of action independent of teleological influence. We have now to trace the modification of the attitude of mind induced by nineteenth-century science. We must describe the widening of mental horizon caused by recent physical discoveries, and note the gradual recognition that, however successfully the mechanism of physiological processes may be described in physical or chemical terms, and however clearly the story of organic evolution may be pictured by natural selection, the fundamental problems which underlie the mysteries of consciousness and of the existence of the Universe remain unsolved if not unaffected. Matter is more complex than was thought. The atom has ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII THE LATEST STAGE The New Dispensation--The Expansion of Physical Science--Corpuscles and Electrons--Radio-activity-...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217044824

ISBN - 13:9780217044820

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