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The following are quotes:
- “If in examining the admitted truths in science and philosophy, we find certain general principles appearing throughout a vast range of subjects, and sometimes reappearing in some quite distinct part of human knowledge; and if, on turning to the constitution of the intellect itself, we think we can discern there the reason of this uniformity, in the form of a fundamental law of the ‘right’ action of the intellect, are we to conclude that these various departments of nature in which analogous laws exist, have a real interdependence; or that their relation is only apparent and owing to the necessary conditions of human thought? The only laws of matter are those which our minds must fabricate, and the only laws of mind are fabricated for it by matter.”
- “This law or rule about right or wrong used to be called the law of nature. Nowadays, when we talk of the ‘laws of nature’ we usually mean things like gravitation, or heredity, or the laws of chemistry. But when the old thinkers called the law of right and wrong the ‘law of nature’, the really meant the law of human nature. The idea was that just as all bodies are governed by the law of gravitation, and organisms by biological laws, so the creature called man also had this law — with this great difference, that a body could NOT choose whether it obeyed the law of gravitation or not, but a man COULD choose either to obey the law of human nature or to disobey it.”
- Maxwell, James. (1854). “Are There Real Analogies in Nature?”, Apostle’s Club, Cambridge, Feb.
(b) Purrington, Robert. (1997). Physics in the Nineteenth Century (pg. 29). Rutgers.
- Lewis, Clive. (1944). Mere Christianity (pg. 4). Publisher.
- Right – Hmolpedia 2020.