Brief History of the Discoveries of the Atom

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Man has questioned his world and reality for as long as he has been around. One of the oldest questions ever asked was, “What, in it’s most basic form, is the nature of matter?”. We must travel back to ancient Greece for the first recorded answer. Philosophers debated on whether or not matter was indivisible or infinitely divisible. Around 460 BC, philosophers such as Democritus and Leucippus believed that matter was made up of tiny, indivisible parts, which is where we get the term ‘atom’ from, Greek for indivisible. Still, other thinkers such as Plato and Aristotle held that matter could be broken down an infinite number of times and no such indivisible atom existed. Back then there was really no experimental way of proving who was right so the winner was usually the best debater which in this case was Aristotle. Twenty-two thousand years of humanity would pass before…

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"The stars keep me up at night" -some song I heard one time Human. Studying the intersection of Neuroscience and Computation. Wanna be (astro) physicist.
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