Mind

Discussion in 'Philosophy' started by Boats And Hoes, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. #1 Boats And Hoes, Dec 9, 2013
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    [SIZE=14pt]“The universe begins to look more like a great thought than a great machine. [/SIZE]Mind no longer appears as an accidental intruder into the realm of matter; we are beginning to suspect that we ought rather to hail it as the creator and governor of the realm of matter….We discover that the universe shows evidence of a designing or controlling power that has something in common with our own individual minds….” -[SIZE=14pt]Sir James Jeans[/SIZE]
     
    [SIZE=14pt]"[/SIZE][SIZE=12pt]The mind-stuff of the world is, of course, something more general than our individual conscious minds.... The mind-stuff is not spread in space and time; these are part of the cyclic scheme ultimately derived out of it.... It is necessary to keep reminding ourselves that all knowledge of our environment from which the world of physics is constructed, has entered in the form of messages transmitted along the nerves to the seat of consciousness.... Consciousness is not sharply defined, but fades into subconsciousness; and beyond that we must postulate something indefinite but yet continuous with our mental nature.... It is difficult for the matter-of-fact physicist to accept the view that the substratum of everything is of mental character. But no one can deny that mind is the first and most direct thing in our experience, and all else is remote inference." -Sir Arthur Eddington[/SIZE]

     
  2. Are these quotes not just defining the law of attraction, in that our consciousness creates reality, both physical and non-physical?
     
  3. #3 Boats And Hoes, Dec 9, 2013
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    What do you mean? Mustn't the components of reality precede OUR supposed creation of it.. and by 'our' we mean a finite creature's creation, for, after all, we are finite (do you recall personally living for an eternity?) Humans don't 'create' reality, we simply can mold our perception of what's real, i.e. reality.
     
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