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The following are quotes:
- “There is nothing to seek, nor anything to put one’s hopes on, except the nothingness and the vacuum that is the principle of all things. Our parents came forth from this vacuum and they returned there after death.”
- “The vacuum left by fire lifts a weight.”
- (a) Bayle, Pierre. (1697). Critical and Historical Dictionary, Volume Five (pg. 202). Publisher.
(b) Hecht, Jennifer M. (2003). Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas (Bayle, pg. 328; Foe, pg. 330; bible for doubters, pg. 331). HarperOne.
- (a) Hooke, Robert. (1675). A Description of Helioscopes and some other Instruments (invention #9: “A New Invention in Mechanics of Prodigious Use: Exceeding the Chimera’s of Perpetual Motions for Several Uses” (cypher), pg. #). Publisher.
(b) Inwood, Stephen. (2003). The Man Who Knew Too Much: the Strange and Inventive Life of Robert Hooke 1653-1703 ("lifts a weight", pg. 198). Pan MacMillan.
- Vacuum – Hmolpedia 2020.