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atoms Quotes

Four of the best book quotes about atoms
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Or one might take the tip of the pencil and magnify it. One reaches the point where a stunning realization strikes home: The pencil tip is not solid; it is composed of atoms which whirl and revolve like a trillion demon planets. What seems solid to us is actually only a loose net held together by gravity.
Stephen King
author
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger
book
Walter Padick
character
not what things seem
shifting perspective
atoms
concepts
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“The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together.”
Cosmos
book
life
beauty
atoms
sequences
concepts
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“The mechanistic world is imagined only as sight and touch imagine a world (as “moved”) --so as to be calculable-- thus causal unities are invented, “things” (atoms) whose effect remains constant (--transference of the false concept of subject to the concept of the atom).”
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“In order to sustain the theory of a mechanistic world, therefore, we always have to stipulate to what extent we are employing two fictions: the concept of motion (taken from our sense language) and the concept of the atom (=unity, deriving from our psychical “experience”): the mechanistic theory presupposes a sense prejudice and a psychological prejudice.”

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