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Modern Alchemy: Occultism and the Emergence of Atomic Theory

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Alchemists are generally held to be the quirky forefathers of science, blending occultism with metaphysical pursuits. Although many were intelligent and well-intentioned thinkers, the oft-cited goals of alchemy paint these antiquated experiments as wizardry, not scientific investigation. Whether seeking to produce a miraculous panacea or struggling to transmute lead into gold, the alchemists radical goals held little relevance to consequent scientific pursuits. Thus, the temptation is to view the transition from alchemy to ...

Modern Alchemy: Occultism and the Emergence of Atomic Theory 2007, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195306965

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