Example sentences for: democritus

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  • Aristotle says that Democritus conceived atoms—the word means unsplittables (Greek a- , not-, plus tomos , a cut, section)—as being particles at variance with one another which tend to get ensnarled and interlocked... fit snugly and so catch firm hold of one another, for some bodies are scalene while others are sharply hooked, some are concave, others convex...

  • Around 400 B.C., Democritus theorized that a thing could be divided and divided until it became so small it could no longer be divided.

  • Democritus (born sometime between 470 and 457 B.C.E.) maintained that despite our sense perceptions, in reality there are only atoms and the void.


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