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"The first principles of the universe are atoms and empty space.... The atoms are unlimited in size and number, and they are borne along in the whole universe in a vortex, and thereby generate all composite things-fire, water, air, earth. For even these are conglomerations of given atoms." - Democritus



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The first principles of the universe are atoms and empty space.... The atoms are unlimited in size and number, and they are borne along in the whole universe in a vortex, and thereby generate all composite things-fire, water, air, earth. For even these are conglomerations of given atoms. - Democritus #1 The first principles of the universe are atoms and empty space.... The atoms are unlimited in size and number, and they are borne along in the whole universe in a vortex, and thereby generate all composite things-fire, water, air, earth. For even these are conglomerations of given atoms. - Democritus #2