Atomic theory

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In terms, atomic theory (TR:363) (LH:14) (TL:377|#92) refers to the theory (Leucippus, 450BC) turned fact (Feynman, 1964) that all things in the universe are made of “atoms”, or small “primary bodies” (Lucretius, 60BC), interspersed in void, some attaching to form “secondary bodies”, such as plants, animals, and humans.


The following are quotes:

“If, in some cataclysm, all scientific knowledge were to be destroyed, and only one sentence passed on to the next generation of creatures, what statement would contain the most information in the fewest words? I believe it is the atomic hypothesis, or atomic fact, or whatever you wish to call it, that all things are made of atoms — little particles that move around in perpetual motion, attracting each other when they are a little distance apart, but repelling upon being squeezed into one another. In that one sentence you will see an enormous amount of information about the world, if just a little imagination and thinking are applied.”
Richard Feynman (1964), Lectures on Physics (pg. #) [1]

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  1. Feynman time capsule wisdom – Hmolpedia 2020.

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