Learn about the resurgence of the classical scientific theory of Atomism — destroying long held scientific claims about matter, atoms, energy, light, space and time.


A Brief Introduction To Atomism
What is Atomism?

Atomism is the theory in natural philosophy developed by the early Greek natural philosophers Leucippus (fl.c.450B.C.), Democritus (c.460-370 B.C.), and Epicurus (341-270 B.C.), and the Roman, Lucretius (c.98-55 B.C.), and which maintains that the ultimate, unchangeable reality and causality consist of atoms and kenon. Atoms are the smallest particles of matter that can exist; the ultimate and smallest division of matter. Kenon is the pure empty space, or absolute void, that separates the atoms and through which they move.

The Atomists believe that nothing exists but atoms and kenon, and that the universe is made up of an infinite number of atoms whose ever-shifting arrangement in its kenon is the ultimate reality behind all appearances. Leucippus, who is recognized as the founder of Greek Atomism, had the thought that if matter was repeatedly cut up, the end result would be uncuttable pieces of matter. His student, Democritus, called these uncuttable pieces of matter "atoms," meaning uncuttables.

Leucippus held that there are only two fundamental principles of the physical universe: empty kenon and filled kenon. He taught that filled kenon consists of atoms, which in contrast to those of modern physics, are real atoms: i.e., they are absolutely unsplittable because nothing can penetrate them to split them.

Epicurus explained that since it is impossible for atoms to come into existence out of nothing or pass away into nothing, they are eternal and indestructible. Being the ultimate constituents of the universe, they give permanence to the existence of the universe. Lucretius explained that if it were not for the indestructible quality of the atoms, the universe would have dissolved into nothing long ago.


Models of Real Atoms

Due to the obvious variety of forms of things in the world, Atomists believe that it is reasonable to assume that the invisible atoms of which they are made vary in shape.

Democritus conceived of atoms as having such shapes as depicted below by the Russian-born American science fiction and science writer Isaac Asimov (1920-1992).

Although many atoms differ in shape, all of them are absolutely solid and immutable.
Problems of Interest

There is a passionate interest in what many consider to be the most serious problem in teaching science today — much of what is taught in schools, colleges, and universities is not real science.

It is pseudo-science, science that does not correspond to reality and violates the laws of nature.

Students are taught such pseudo-science ideas as follows:

  • The universe was created some ten to twenty billion years ago by a gigantic explosion called the Big Bang.
  • Space curves and morphs.
  • Atoms can be split.
  • Time is relative and can bend.
  • Matter can be changed into energy and vice versa.
  • Light is composed of particles with no mass, called photons.
  • Gravity is a property of space.

We're dedicated to solving this problem; and using the classical Theory of Atomism to intelligently and thoroughly disprove the above pseudo-science ideas.

The Greatest Need Scientists Have Today

The greatest need scientists have today is to learn to think like an Atomist.

This means that they need to believe in the following indubitable basic ten principles of Atomism:

  1. Nothing can be created out of nothing.
  2. Nothing can be destroyed into nothing.
  3. Matter exists in the form of invisible particles.
  4. Matter cannot be created or destroyed into nothing, but only broken up into constituent atoms.
  5. All other things are properties or accidents of atoms and kenon.
  6. All matter is made up of atoms and kenon.
  7. The atoms are absolutely solid, simple, and everlasting.
  8. Being absolutely solid and simple, the atoms are indivisible.
  9. The atoms cannot undergo change.
  10. Although physically indivisible, the atoms have parts which are the minima of extension and magnitude.

The Atomists regard these indubitable basic principles of Atomism as the foundational tenets of science.