52. From Democritus to Einstein – Atomists Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Atomic theory has a long, rich life in human history. It’s gone from a metaphysical theory developed by the Presocratics – namely the Atomists – to explain the idea of change vis-à-vis Parmenides’ idea of constant Being, to the modern scientific application of nuclear energy and nuclear warfare. The dynamic duo of atomism was Leucippus […]

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