From Abdera to Copenhagen (Atomic Science)

Keith Francis


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Studies in the Evolution of Atomic Science with Anthroposophical Undertones

Book 1: The Immutable Atom (600 BC-1880AD)

This book is for those who like to know about the origins, the evolution and the present state of the theories on which most current interpretations of the physical world and human consciousness rest, and to see how these things are related to spiritual scientific knowledge of human evolution.

Interesting questions are raised, such as: why do people believe in atoms in the first place; why have ideas about the smallest particles of some sort been part of human consciousness for the past 2,500 years; what was going on in the twenty-four centuries that elapsed before any clear ideas about the internal structure of the atom appeared, and how is the evolution of atomism connected with the evolution of human consciousness.

Contents include:

Greece, 500 BC, The Philosophical Atom
A Short Cut to Newton
The Mechanical Atom
The Attractive Atom
The Egyptian Art
Fire in Europe
The Chemical Atom
The Periodic Table-Metamorphoses Among the Elements
Back to Newton
The Optical Atom
Goethe vs. Newton

Waldorf Publications
233 pages
8.5 x 11 inches