Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
Let them bestow on every airth a limb, Then open all my veins that I may swim To thee, my Maker, in that crimson lake; Then place my parboiled head upon a stake, Scatter my ashes, strew them in the air Lord! since thou knowest where all these atoms are, I'm hopeful thou'lt recover once my dust, And confident thou'lt raise me with the just.Montrose, James Graham, 1st Marquis of
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
Come you lost atoms to your Centre draw, And be the Eternal Mirror that you saw: Rays that have wander'd into Darkness wide Return and back into your Sun subside.
[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.
The air isnot sofull of motes, of atoms, asthe church is of mercies.john donne
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
It took less than an hour to make the atoms, a few hundred million years to make the stars and planets, but five billion years to make man!george gamow
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.linus pauling
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
Sweet exists by convention, bitter by convention, colour by convention; atoms and Void [alone] exist in reality.Democritus
From harmony, from heavenly harmony, This universal frame began: When nature underneath a heap Of jarring atoms lay, And could not heave her head, The tuneful voice was heard from high, 'Arise, ye more than dead!' Then cold, and hot, and moist, and dry, In order to their stations leap, And Music's power obey. From harmony, from heavenly harmony, This universal frame began: From harmony to harmony Through all the compass of the notes it ran, The diapason closing full in Man.john dryden
It doesn't seem to me that this fantastically marvelous universe , this tremendous range of time and space and different kinds of animals, and all the different planets, and all these atoms with all their motions, and so on, all this complicated thing can merely be a stage so that God can watch human beings struggle for good and evil which is the view that religion has. The stage is too big for the drama.richard feynman
If, in the very intense electric field in the neighbourhood of the cathode, the molecules of the gas are dissociated and are split up, not into the ordinary chemical atoms, but into these primordial atoms, which we shall for brevity call corpuscles; and if these corpuscles are charged with electricity and projected from the cathode by the electric field, they would behave exactly like the cathode rays.j. j. thomson
The AI does not hate you, nor does it love you, but you are made out of atoms which it can use for something else.eliezer yudkowsky
For the world was built in order And the atoms march in tune; Rhyme the pipe, and Time the warder, The sun obeys them, and the moon.ralph waldo emerson
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.
The AI does not hate you, nor does it love you, but you are made out of atoms which it can use for something else.
The first principles of the universe are atoms and empty space; everything else is merely thought to exist.
Sweet exists by convention, bitter by convention, colour by convention; atoms and Void [alone] exist in reality.
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...
Who sees with equal eye, as God of all, A hero perish, or a sparrow fall, atoms or systems into ruin hurl'd, And now a bubble burst, and now a world.Alexander Pope