Even a vortex is a vortex in something. You can't have a whirlpool without water; and you can't have a vortex without gas, or molecules or atoms or ions or electrons or something, not nothing.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.Democritus
If an apple is magnified to the size of the earth, then the atoms in the apple are approximately the size of the original apple.richard feynman
[T]hat the Universe was formed by a fortuitous Concourse of atoms ... I will no more believe, than that the accidental Jumbling of the Letters of the Alphabet, could fall by Chance into a most ingenious and learned Treatise of Philosophy.
Let onion atoms lurk within the bowl, And, half-suspected, animate the whole.Rev Sydney Smith
Every place is given its character by certain patterns of events that keep on happening there.... These patterns of events are locked in with certain geometric patterns in the space. Indeed, each building and each town is ultimately made out of these patterns in the space, and out of nothing else; they [patterns in the space] are the atoms and molecules from which a building or a town is made.christopher alexander
The fortuitous or casual concourse of atoms.richard bentley
The atoms become like a moth, seeking out the region of higher laser intensity.steven chu
According to Gould and Eldredge, the reason why so many links are missing is that they simply do not exist. They take the view that biological evolution proceeds in successive stages of "punctuated equilibrium." Living species would remain unchanged for extremely long stretches of time, and then undergo profound changes in relatively short periods. To borrow a term from the quantum theory of atoms, evolution would occur in "quantum jumps." It is very likely that the spark of life appeared during the first such "jump."niles eldredge
We must be clear that when it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry . The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images and establishing mental connections.niels bohr
The air in a man's lungs 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms, so that sooner or later every one of us breathes an atom that has been breathed before by anyone you can think of who has ever lived Michelangelo or George Washington or Moses .jacob bronowski
Think'st thou existence doth depend on time ? It doth; but actions are our epochs: mine Have made my days and nights imperishable Endless, and all alike, as sands on the shore Innumerable atoms; and one desert Barren and cold, on which the wild waves break, But nothing rests, save carcases and wrecks, Rocks, and the salt-surf weeds of bitterness.lord byron
The discovery of radioactivity created a momentary chaos in chemistry and physics; but it soon led to a fuller interpretation of the old ideas. It dispersed many difficulties, harmonized many discords, and yea, more! It shewed the substance of Universe as a simplicity of Light and Life, manners to compose atoms, themselves capable of deeper self-realization through fresh complexities and organizations, each with its own peculiar powers and pleasures, each pursuing its path through the world where all things are possible.aleister crowley
The first principles of the universe are atoms and empty space; everything else is merely thought to exist.Democritus
A mother-complex is not got rid of by blindly reducing the mother to human proportions. Besides that we run the risk of dissolving the experience "Mother" into atoms, thus destroying something supremely valuable and throwing away the golden key which a good fairy laid in our cradle. That is why mankind has always instinctively added the pre-existent divine pair to the personal parents-the "god"father and "god"-mother of the newborn child-so that, from sheer unconsciousness or shortsighted rationalism, he should never forget himself so far as to invest his own parents with divinity.carl jung
It is conceivable that animal life might have the attribute of using the heat of surrounding matter, at its natural temperature, as a source of energy for mechanical effect . . . The influence of animal or vegetable life on matter is infinitely beyond the range of any scientific enquiry hitherto entered on. Its power of directing the motions of moving particles, in the demonstrated daily miracle of our human free-will, and in the growth of generation after generation of plants from a single seed, are infinitely different from any possible result of the fortuitous concurrence of atoms.william thomson
We may, I believe, anticipate that the chemist of the future who is interested in the structure of proteins, nucleic acids, polysaccharides, and other complex substances with high molecular weight will come to rely upon a new structural chemistry, involving precise geometrical relationships among the atoms in the molecules and the rigorous application of the new structural principles, and that great progress will be made, through this technique, in the attack, by chemical methods, on the problems of biology and medicine.
Let onion atoms lurk within the bowl, And, half-suspected, animate the whole.sydney smith
The Mississippi , the Ganges, and the Nile , those journeying atoms from the Rocky Mountains, the Himmaleh, and Mountains of the Moon, have a kind of personal importance in the annals of the world. The heavens are not yet drained over ...
1. Small particles called atoms exist and compose all matter; 2. They are indivisible and indestructible; 3. atoms of the same chemical element have the same chemical properties and do not transmute or change into different elements.
We are part of this Universe, we are in this Universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the Universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up — many people feel small, ’cause they’re small and the Universe is big, but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars.neil degrasse tyson
3 ~ UDScott 23:09, 28 November 2005 (UTC) 3 InvisibleSun 07:32, 13 December 2006 (UTC) 1 Zarbon 16:25, 26 April 2008 (UTC) 3 Kalki 22:37, 10 December 2008 (UTC) with a strong lean toward 4. We stand, in a manner of speaking, midway between the unpredictability of atoms and the unpredictability of God. ~ Freeman Dyson (date of birth)
Unlike other carbons , a diamond uses all its bonding electrons to link with neighbouring atoms . These pair bonds are what give the gem unsurpassable hardness and fire .
Now we have lit a candle to the power of atoms; now we know we're heirs of light itself...