reducing the claims of physics

I found this, quoted in an article I’m reading for background ideas for my thesis, quite nicely ironic:

‘just when physics is moving away from mechanism, biology and psychology are moving closer to it. If this trend continues it may well be that scientists will be regarding living and intelligent beings as mechanical, while they suppose that inanimate matter is too complex and subtle to fit into the limited categories of mechanism’
David Bohm (physicist), 1969.

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