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July 28, 1906


JAMA. 1906;XLVII(4):278. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520040034007

There are two diametrically opposed views as to the relations between mind and matter, the one of which maintains that the former is merely a manifestation of the latter, depending on and terminating with it, and that aberrations of the one are to be sought in abnormalities in the other; while the other view contends that, although mind can not generate energy or force, it can cause matter to exert force on matter and thus can exercise guidance and control and prepare any sum of activity by arranging the position of existing material so as to produce results concordant with an idea or scheme or intention. One school holds that life has arisen from inorganic matter without antecedent life; the other, that life is neither matter nor energy, but something different and belonging to a different category. In the course of an address dealing with this subject Dr. T. Claye

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