Law of nature

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The laws of nature are, according to today's understanding, the fundamental laws of the physical world and are currently mostly described in mathematical form within the framework of physics and are therefore also more accurately referred to as physical laws or scientific laws. First of all, it is about the lawful conceptual connection of perceptions, which is revealed by thinking from the observation of nature and the subsequent experiments.

„A law of nature is, after all, nothing other than the conceptual expression for the connection of certain perceptions.“ (Lit.:GA 4, p. 124)

The physical-chemical laws, however, form only the lowest level of the laws of nature in general. They are strictly valid only in the dead mineral world. Life, and even less so animate life, cannot be reduced to these laws, contrary to a widespread opinion today, but follows its own, higher laws.


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