Death and Resurrection from the Point of View of the Cell-theory

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Open court publishing Company, 1910 - Biology - 205 pages
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Page xxiii - All nature is but art, unknown to thee; All chance, direction, which thou canst not see; All discord, harmony not understood; All partial evil, universal good. And, spite of pride, in erring reason's spite, One truth is clear,
Page xxiii - All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul. All nature is but art, unknown to thee ; All chance, direction, which thou canst not see...
Page xiv - With this thought as a starting point, he undertook to investigate the problem, allimportant to his philosophy, of the awakening of self-consciousness in a cell-organization and the relationship between this newborn ego and the cells themselves, each of which, to a certain degree, leads an independent life. The result of his studies was first made known in 1894 in a treatise, "The Kelation Between Soul and Body from a Cytologic Point of View.
Page xviii - From a philosophical point of view, therefore, we must be satisfied if our workable hypotheses in philosophy and in natural science do not contradict each other; and Gustaf Bjorklund has shown us a road to reconciliation between idealism and natural science, that for a long time seemed entirely lost in the jungle of the materialism of the last century. JE FEIES.
Page 176 - God is related to man as man is, not to the cell, but to the lower units of which the cell is composed. Between God and man there is at least one other organism that we know of, namely humanity.
Page 185 - In this light, in this perfectness, man is a part of the divine entity. This life in God's eternal consciousness is man's primary and original existence. Only in a secondary meaning is he a selfexistent personality and is then no more identical with God than the cell is with man. Man as an entity for himself must have the natural limitations of the part. Conceived by God man is eternal in the divine sense, but conceived by himself man's eternal life is clothed in the limitations we call time. The...
Page 178 - Living in the world and in the natural state, to which he is confined by his relatively imperfect organism, man has the qualities of God with corresponding limitations. But even in this state he feels the spirit of God present in him because he is an original part of God's own organism. In his conscience and his religious feeling man not only comprehends distinctly the presence of God in his inner being but constantly receives also impulses, incitements and inspirations to develop that perfect life...
Page xvi - Bjorklund's grand conception of the relationship between all living beings and their organic upbuilding of larger conscious units, where each individual of higher order is the sum total of all its constituent members of lower order, is certainly a most helpful and inspiring addition to our theory of evolution.
Page 178 - In the higher wants then, that drive the cells to upbuild man's organism we have a manifestation of such comparing power of the cell. Experience shows that the cell may live in a veritable natural state, but it is also, because of the presence of the soul in its innermost being, capable of a high culture, for the development of which it receives constant impulses and stimulations from the soul. "In the same sense man may be said to be the image of God. Living in the world and...
Page xiv - Between Soul and Body from a Cytologic Point of View." In the year 1900, he published the volume herewith presented to the American public, in which he has partly rewritten the former book, and further added his latest conceptions of the nature and evolution of life.

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