Science Diction: The Origin Of The Word 'Atom'
And it was in 1803 when John Dalton published his ... Why did Plato and Aristotle have such an issue with poor Democritus's idea about atoms being the basic units of matter? What was so bad about that idea? MARKEL: Well, it ran counter to their theory.
Defining the Big Bang
“As far as I see, such a theory [of the Big Bang] remains entirely outside any ... and where the expansion rate didn’t drop at all, and that’s what we call the period of cosmic inflation. We don’t know what caused/came before inflation, and we ...
Proof still lies in visibility
First discussed by Indian and Greek thinkers over 2000 years ago — it was Democritus who coined the term atoms(uncuttable) for this building block of matter — the atom was ushered into the modern era in the early 19th Century by John Dalton ...
The Rutherford Model of the Atom: 100 Years Old
Above: Greek Model of the Atom Maybe the Greeks did ... The Democritus way says that if you break it down, you get Lego blocks (or Lego atoms since you can't break a brick). Notice that I didn't say Legos — that is not an allowable word. Dalton’s ...
John Dalton Biography
Chemist John Dalton was born September 6, 1766, in Eaglesfield, England. During his early career ... write down elements in terms of their atoms...I don't know how they could do chemistry beforehand, it didn't make any sense." From 1817 to the day he ...