John Haldane

John Haldane

Scottish physiologist
There is no great invention, from fire to flying, which has not been hailed as an insult to some god. More John Haldane quotes [08/11/2011 04:08:35]
Now, my own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose. I have read and heard many attempts at a systematic account of it, from materialism and theosophy to the Christian system or that of Kant, and I have always felt that they were much too simple. I suspect that there are more things in heaven and earth that are dreamed of, or can be dreamed of, in any philosophy. That is the reason why I have no philosophy myself, and must be my excuse for dreaming.More John Haldane quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If materialism is true, it seems to me that we cannot know that it is true. If my opinions are the result of the chemical processes going on in my brain, they are determined by the laws of chemistry, not those of logic.More John Haldane quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I do not believe in the commercial possibility of induced radioactivity.More John Haldane quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It seems to me immensely unlikely that mind is a mere by-product of matter. For if my mental processes are determined wholly by the motions of atoms in my brain I have no reason to suppose that my beliefs are true. They may be sound chemically, but that does not make them sound logically. And hence I have no reason for supposing my brain to be composed of atoms.More John Haldane quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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