Science and Superstition

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Chemistry — science of matter! Physics — science of foree! BioloGy — science of life! More or less intimately connected, these three sciences, constituting a natural trinity, include all that is cognizable by the senses. — Their ...
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Chemistry — science of matter! Physics — science of foree! BioloGy — science of life! More or less intimately connected, these three sciences, constituting a natural trinity, include all that is cognizable by the senses. — Their study has contributed more than all else to human progress in the past, and is the only possible means by which any advance can be hoped for in the future. E foundation of a correct in- 11 terpretation of the universe has been the reduction of all phenomena to a mode of atomic motion. The basic substance of all Nature — the primordial condition of all matter, is electro-atomic. . . A great molecular aggregation — the wide universe — worlds suns systems — are of one atomic household — inter-dependent and forever interchangeable. Atomic matter — as Democritus first taught and Lucretius sang in immortal verse, over two thousand years ago — produces all phenomena of the universe: the greatest thinker and greatest poet of all time because of fundamental truths they uttered. The works of Lucretius are among the grandest products in the realm of thought: "De Rerum Natura" is the practical conclusion of Science to-day. An indivisible indestructible elemental portion of matter — the atomic theory borders on the metaphysical, in as much as an atom is imperceptible to the unaided senses, bnt a fact just the same, and of the utmost practical utility. Modern chemical science, based as it is on this theory, first formulated and applied by Dalton, has established its correctness beyond question. The so-called chemical elements are no doubt molecular — chemical action being molecular disintegration and readjustment, due to electro-atomic affinity. All sensible matter is molecular, held in combination more or less strongly — liable to disintegrate and ...
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  • ISBN-13: 9780554750576
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar
  • Publication date: 8/28/2008
  • Pages: 124
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.31 (d)

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Chemistry — science of matter! Physics — science of foree! BioloGy — science of life! More or less intimately connected, these three sciences, constituting a natural trinity, include all that is cognizable by the senses. — Their study has contributed more than all else to human progress in the past, and is the only possible means by which any advance can be hoped for in the future. E foundation of a correct in- 11 terpretation of the universe has been the reduction of all phenomena to a mode of atomic motion. The basic substance of all Nature — the primordial condition of all matter, is electro-atomic. . . A great molecular aggregation — the wide universe — worlds suns systems — are of one atomic household — inter-dependent and forever interchangeable. Atomic matter — as Democritus first taught and Lucretius sang in immortal verse, over two thousand years ago — produces all phenomena of the universe: the greatest thinker and greatest poet of all time because of fundamental truths they uttered. The works of Lucretius are among the grandest products in the realm of thought: "De Rerum Natura" is the practical conclusion of Science to-day. An indivisible indestructible elemental portion of matter — the atomic theory borders on the metaphysical, in as much as an atom is imperceptible to the unaided senses, bnt a fact just the same, and of the utmost practical utility. Modern chemical science, based as it is on this theory, first formulated and applied by Dalton, has established its correctness beyond question. The so-called chemical elements are no doubt molecular — chemical action being molecular disintegrationand readjustment, due to electro-atomic affinity. All sensible matter is molecular, held in combination more or less strongly — liable to disintegrate and ...
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