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MECHANISM

The theory that all living things, not excluding the human soul, are only more or less complex machines. In this view all organic life is only a function or variant of matter, following the same basic laws of physics and chemistry.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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