Quotations on Atoms

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The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief, which is at the heart of all popular religion, that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.
- Richard Adams
(Keywords: Science, Religion, Heart, Belief, Atoms, Lies, Novelty, Popular, Radical, Rejection, Stars)

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.
- Niels Bohr
(Keywords: Poetry, Atoms, Facts, Language)

We shall never get people whose time is money to take much interest in atoms.
- Samuel Butler
(Keywords: Money, Time, People, Atoms, Interest)

Man is born passionate of body, but with an innate though secret tendency to the love of Good in his main-spring of Mind. But God help us all! It is at present a sad jar of atoms.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Love, God, Atoms, Body, Help, Man, Mind, Present)

In Italy, on the breaking up of the Roman Empire, society might be said to be resolved into its original elements, - into hostile atoms, whose only movement was that of mutual repulsion.
- Edward Everett
(Keywords: Society, Atoms, Italy)

Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars - mere globs of gas atoms. I, too, can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. But do I see less or more?
- Richard P. Feynman
(Keywords: Beauty, Science, Atoms, Night, Poets, Stars)

Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms.
- Khalil Gibran
(Keywords: Mother, Knowledge, Atoms, Self)

Traditional academic science describes human beings as highly developed animals and biological thinking machines. We appear to be Newtonian objects made of atoms, molecules, cells, tissues, and organs.
- Stanislav Grof
(Keywords: Science, Animals, Atoms, Machines, Thinking)

Now where there are no parts, there neither extension, nor shape, nor divisibility is possible. And these monads are the true atoms of nature and, in a word, the elements of things.
- Gottfried Leibniz
(Keywords: Nature, Atoms, Now, Word)

The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief... that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.
- Walter Lippmann
(Keywords: Science, Heart, Belief, Atoms, Lies, Novelty, Radical, Rejection, Stars)

Moreover, the abundance of chemical compounds and their importance in daily life hindered the chemist from investigating the question, in what does the individuality of the atoms of different elements consist.
- Johannes Stark
(Keywords: Life, Abundance, Atoms, Importance, Individuality, Question)

By allowing the positive ions to pass through an electric field and thus giving them a certain velocity, it is possible to distinguish them from the neutral, stationary atoms.
- Johannes Stark
(Keywords: Positive, Atoms, Giving)

With this in mind, for some twenty years I have set myself as my particular task the experimental investigation of the connexion between change in the structure and change in the spectra of chemical atoms.
- Johannes Stark
(Keywords: Change, Atoms, Investigation, Mind, Years)









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