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The following are quotes:
- “When a certain number of material particles consisting of phosphorus, carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, and perhaps some other elements, are, in consequence of the operations of their mutual forces, in certain positions with respect to each other, and in certain states of motion, ‘consciousness’ is the result, but whenever this relative state is brought to an end, there is also an end of consciousness and the sense of individual existence, while however the particles of phosphorus, carbon, etc., remain as truly as ever.”
- “Both the existence and the content of consciousness are completely determined by the electrochemical state of the material of the brain.”
- “The part of the brain which is the seat of consciousness may be a thermodynamic system no larger than a grain of sand.”
- Stewart, Balfour and Tait, Peter G. (1875). The Unseen Universe: Physical Speculations on a Future State (phosphorus, pgs. 46-50). Macmillan.
- Wooldridge, Dean. (1968). Mechanical Man: the Physical Basis of Intelligent Life (pg. 135) . McGraw-Hill.
- Weiss, Richard A. (1976). Relativistic Thermodynamics, Volume 2 (pg. 142). Exposition Press.
- Consciousness – Hmolpedia 2020.