What is Life? with Mind and Matter & Autobiographical Sketches

by Erwin Schroedinger, read in 2005

68 "other laws of physics" are required to explain life.
87 "...I am God Almighty."
87 Athman = Brahman
87 Mystics: "I have become God."
97 "...consciousness is the tutor who supervises the education of the living substance, but leaves his pupil alone to deal with all those tasks for which he is already sufficiently trained."
99 "I would summarize my general hypothesis thus: consciousness is associated with the learning of the living substance; its knowing how (Koennen) is unconscious."
118 "Without being aware of it and without being rigorously systematic about it, we exclude the Subject of Cognizance from the domain of nature that we endeavour to understand."
129 "...in truth there is only one mind."
129 Aldous Huxley: "The Perennial Philosophy" - anthology.
134 Sir Charles Herrington (in "Man on his Nature"): "Matter and energy seem granular in structure, and so does 'life', but not so mind."
135 "I should say: the over-all number of minds is just one."
152 "...physical theory in its present stage strongly suggests the indestructibility of Mind by Time."
154 "The sensation of colour cannot be accounted for by the physicist's objective picture of light-waves."

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