Gold and the atomic theories of the seventeenth century

  title={Gold and the atomic theories of the seventeenth century},
  author={Maurice P. Crosland},
  journal={Gold Bulletin},
  • Maurice P. Crosland
  • Published 1973
  • Materials Science
  • In the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century there was a growing feeling that the way to gain an understanding of nature was not to consult the ancient authorities but to turn to the world of experience. An increasing concern with observational evidence led to attempts to modify experience in some way to gain greater knowledge. This modification of experience led to the development of the experimental method. Aristotle's considerable influence in western civilisation opposed the idea of… CONTINUE READING

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