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" And if also the materialistic hypothesis of life were true, living creatures would grow backwards, with conscious knowledge of the future, but no memory of the past, and would become again unborn. But the real phenomena of life infinitely transcend human... "
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh - Page 320
by Royal Society of Edinburgh - 1875
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The Living Age, Volume 193

1892
...chemical procesies." their imagined reversal is utterly unprofitable. Far otherwise, however, it is in respect to the reversal of the motions of matter...which leads to the full explanation of the theory of the dissipation of energy. Carnot's theory of the perfect heat engine is essentially founded on the...
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Popular Lectures and Addresses: Geology and general physics

William Thomson Baron Kelvin - 1894 - 654 pages
...consequences of their imagined reversal is utterly unprofitable. Far otherwise, however, it is in respect of the reversal of the motions of matter uninfluenced...which leads to the full explanation of the theory of the dissipation of energy. Carnot's theory of the perfect heat engine is essentially founded on the...
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A History of European Thought in the Nineteenth Century: Philosophical ...

John Theodore Merz - 1912 - 848 pages
...life were true, living creatures would grow backwards with conscious knowledge of the future, but with no memory of the past, and would become again unborn....consideration of which leads to the full explanation of ON THE PHYSICAL VIEW OF NATURE. the theory of dissipation of energy." l Whilst Clausius in Germany...
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A History of European Thought in the Nineteenth Century: Philosophical ...

John Theodore Merz - 1903 - 832 pages
...life were true, living creatures would grow backwards with conscious knowledge of the future, but with no memory of the past, and would become again unborn....explanation of the theory of dissipation of energy." l Whilst Clausins in Germany and Thomson in England were busy reconciling the truths contained in Carnot's...
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Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Mathematical and physical sciences

Royal Society (Great Britain) - 1908 - 658 pages
...of life infinitely transcend human science, and speculation regarding consequences of their ultimate reversal is utterly unprofitable. Far otherwise, however,...consideration of which leads to the full explanation of this theory of dissipation of energy ."t He goes on to explain in graphic terms how an army of Maxwell's...
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Notices of the Proceedings at the Meetings of the Members of the ..., Volume 19

Royal Institution of Great Britain - 1912
...of life infinitely transcend human science, and speculation regarding consequences of their ultimate reversal is utterly unprofitable. Far otherwise, however,...consideration of which leads to the full explanation of this theory of dissipation of energy." * He then follows up the matter by illustrative applications...
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A Short History of Science

William Thompson Sedgwick, Harry Walter Tyler - 1917 - 522 pages
...life were true, living creatures would grow backwards with conscious knowledge of the future, but with no memory of the past, and would become again unborn....explanation of the theory of dissipation of energy. MODERN CHEMISTRY. — Main features in nineteenth century chemistry are : — the discovery of the...
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A Short History of Science

William Thompson Sedgwick, Harry Walter Tyler - 1917 - 528 pages
...imagined reversal is utterly unprofitable. Far otherwise, however, is it in respect to the reversal cf the motions of matter uninfluenced by life, a very...explanation of the theory of dissipation of energy. MODERN CHEMISTRY. — Main features in nineteenth century chemistry are : — the discovery of the...
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Littell's Living Age, Volume 193

1892 - 880 pages
...dead matter by chemical their imagined reversal is utterly unprofitable. Far otherwise, however, it is in respect to the reversal of the motions of matter...which leads to the full explanation of the theory of the dissipation of energy. Carnot's theory of the perfect heat engine is essentially founded on the...
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Energy and Empire: A Biographical Study of Lord Kelvin

Crosbie Smith, M. Norton Wise - 1989 - 906 pages
...implications of reversibility for physical phenomena. With regard to animate nature, Thomson amplified: if also the materialistic hypothesis of life were...the full explanation of the theory of dissipation of energy.26 He, like Maxwell, then turned to a discussion of 'demons', though on the grand scale of armies,...
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