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" But if we conceive a being whose faculties are so sharpened that he can follow every molecule in its course, such a being, whose attributes are still as essentially finite as our own, would be able to do what is at present impossible to us. "
An Introduction to a Biology: And Other Papers - Page 156
by Arthur Dukinfield Darbishire - 1917 - 290 pages
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Theory of Heat

James Clerk Maxwell - Heat - 1871 - 312 pages
...power of perceiving or handling the separate molecules of which they are made up. But if we conceive a being whose faculties are so sharpened that he can...us. For we have seen that the molecules in a vessel full of air at uniform temperature are moving with velocities by no means uniform, though the mean...
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Heat

Peter Guthrie Tait - Heat - 1884 - 368 pages
...power of procuring or handling the separate molecules of which they are made up. But if we conceive a' beIng whose faculties are so sharpened that he...us. For we have seen that the molecules in a vessel full of ai1; at uniform temperature are moving with velocities by no means uniform, though the mean...
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Heat

Peter Guthrie Tait - Heat - 1884 - 368 pages
...power of procuring or handling the separate molecules of which they are made up. But if we conceive a being whose faculties are so sharpened that he can...attributes are still as essentially finite as our own, wpuld be able to do what is at present impossible to us. For we have seen that the molecules in a vessel...
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Naturalism and Agnosticism: The Gifford Lectures Delivered Before ..., Volume 1

James Ward - Agnosticism - 1899 - 623 pages
...made up. But if we conceive a being," and here we are introduced to the ' sorting demon ' " whose faculties are so sharpened that he can follow...be able to do what is at present impossible to us." To most of you I am sure the modus operandi of this possible but imaginary being is perfectly well...
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Naturalism and Agnosticism: The Gifford Lectures Delivered Before ..., Volume 1

James Ward - Agnosticism - 1899
...made up. But if we conceive a being," and here we are introduced to the ' sorting demon ' " whose faculties are so sharpened that he can follow every molecule in ita course, such a being, whose attributes are still as essentially finite as our own, would be able...
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The Dynamical Theory of Gases

Sir James Hopwood Jeans - Gases, Kinetic theory of - 1904 - 352 pages
...power of perceiving or handling the separate molecules of which they are made up. But if we conceive a being whose faculties are so sharpened that he can...us. For we have seen that the molecules in a vessel full of air at uniform temperature are moving with velocities by no means uniform though the mean velocity...
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Applications of the Kinetic Theory to Gases, Vapors, Pure Liquids, and the ...

William Pingry Boynton - Kinetic theory of gases - 1904 - 288 pages
...spoken of as " Maxwell's Demon-Engine," which is described by him as follows : ' " But if we conceive a being whose faculties are so sharpened that he can...us. For we have seen that the molecules in a vessel full of air at a uniform temperature are moving with velocities by no means uniform, though the mean...
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The Philosophy of Biology

James Johnstone - Biology - 1914 - 391 pages
...a mass of gas or liquid except under a similar condition. But " conceive a being," says Maxwell, " whose faculties are so sharpened that he can follow...be able to do what is at present impossible to us." x For the temperature of the gas depends on the velocities of the molecules, and in any part of the...
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The Journal of Biological Chemistry, Volumes 17-18

Biochemistry - 1914
...special conditions. In illustration of these he supposes the existence of a being, or demon as it were, whose faculties are so sharpened that he can follow every molecule in its course and who can accordingly discriminate between the fast -moving and the slow-moving molecules in a gas....
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The Dynamical Theory of Gases

Sir James Hopwood Jeans - Gas dynamics - 1916 - 436 pages
...molecules of which they are made up But if we conceive a being whose faculties are so sharpened that he e follow every molecule in its course, such a being, whose attributes are still essentially finite as our own, would be able to do what is at present im possible to us. For we have...
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