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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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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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Biology and Computation: A Physicist's Choice

H. Gutfreund, G. Toulouse - 1994 - 880 pages
...life were true, living creatures would grow backward, 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. This brilliant statement indicates definitely that Lord Kelvin would also be classed in our group B,...
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Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Volume 8

1875 - 706 pages
...and would become again unborn. But the real phenomena of life infinitely transcend human science, aud speculation regarding consequences of their imagined...dissipation of energy, the conduction of heat through a solid—consider a bar of metal warmer at one end than the other, and left to itself. To avoid all...
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The London, Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science

1892 - 626 pages
...having been originally published in the Proceedings of the RoyaBociety of Edinburgh for February, 1874. transcend human science ; and speculation regarding...consideration of which leads to the full explanation of th« theory of dissipation of energy. To take one of the simplest cases of the dissipation of energy,...
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Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Mathematical and physical sciences

Royal Society (Great Britain) - 1908 - 640 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."f He goes on to explain in graphic terms how an army of Maxwell's...
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