Its occurrence might, perhaps, be quoted in support of the hypothesis of the genesis of organic life from, dead matter.
From the standpoint of occultism there is no dead force and no dead matter.
His "conscientious and undiscriminating concern for dead matter," Quadratilla once said, "rivalled Charon's."
Why should a universe of dead matter have ever produced life?
There are not two species of oxygen, nor two of carbon, nor two of hydrogen and nitrogen—one for living and one for dead matter.
Not a place where men dealt only with dead matter, but where they "proved the spirit."
We can thus clearly conceive of the transition from dead matter to living matter.
In this way the dead matter is kept from collecting in the body and clogging its parts.
Yet men still speak of him as saying that "dead matter" gives rise to life and mind.
It may, indeed, be said that they are dead matter, whereas plants and animals live.