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Alchemy

Science Research Project on Alchemy.
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Anthony Peterson

on 17 January 2013

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Transcript of Alchemy

Brainstorming Results My Project Notes San Francisco Budapest Important
Details (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr (cc) photo by Franco Folini on Flickr (cc) photo by jimmyharris on Flickr Stockholm (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr Anthony
Peterson
B4
Mrs. Harmon Maybe Alchemy? Maybe fire? Nah something
more interesting. Computers? To confusing. PERFECT! Tragectory
and Velocity? To much math. Watch this and hopefully
it will explain it. Alchemy is a science where you could
turn basic items into more useful items. An example is that you could turn grass into bread. But before you can do that, you have to
understand the scientific make up of that item.
Sound crazy? Let me explain in more detail. What is Alchemy? What was that last part?
"That's Alchemys principle
of equivelent exhchange."? Alchemy's Laws
and Principles. 1.Comprehension - Understanding the structure and properties of the atomic or molecular makeup of a particular material to be transmuted, including the flow and balance of potential and kinetic ENERGY within. 1. Equivalent Exchange Equivalent Exchange is Alchemy's first and most important law. The practice of alchemy to create objects out of matter or turn one object into another is widely believed to be capable of anything - true, alchemy is sometimes thought to be magic by people that don't know about it, but it is a science and is restricted by certain laws and limits, which all fall under the concept of Equivalent Exchange: "In order to create something, something of equal value must be lost or destroyed."
Equivalent Exchange is divided into two parts: The Law of Conservation of Mass, and The Law of Natural Providence. I'm not going to go into to much detail about these but The Law of Conservation of Mass basically saws that you can't create something from nothing and can't turn something into nothing. The Law of Natural Providence says that an object made of a particular element can only be transmuted into another object with the same basic makeup and properties of that starting material. That's all I'm going to say about Equivalent Exchange. 2. Rebound When too much is attempted out of too little, what occurs is called a Rebound, in which the alchemical forces that are thrown out of balance on either side of the equation and explodes of their own accord in order to stabilize themselves - taking or giving more than was intended in often unpredictable and catastrophic ways such as accidental mutation, serious injury or death. 3. Transmutation Circles In order to begin an alchemical transmutation, a symbol called a Transmutation Circle is necessary. A Transmutation Circle can either be drawn on the spot when a transmutation is necessary, in chalk, pencil, ink, paint, blood or even traced in dirt, or permanently etched or inscribed beforehand, like a tatoo or burn, but without it, transmutation is generally impossible and all Transmutation Circles are made up of two parts:

1.The circle itself is a conduit which focuses and dictates the flow of power, tapping into the energies that already exist within the earth and matter.

2.Inside the circle are specific alchemical symbols. These symbols vary widely based on ancient alchemical studies, texts and experimentation, but react to a different form of energy, allowing the energy that is focused within the circle to be released in the way most relative to the alchemist's desired effect. 4. Human Transmutation Unfortunately, these experiments have given birth to a dark and evil side of alchemy. Whether out of despair, regret, or something else along those lines, several alchemists have been known to attempt transmuting human bodies and souls, like playing god with human lives. But just as the Law of Equivalent Exchange applies to the transmutation of non-living matter, devastating rebounds can occur in Human Transmutation because human lives and souls are priceless no matter how you put it. IT DOSN'T MATTER WHAT YOUR INTENT IS. Sometimes, if the Alchemist attempts human tranmutation, and is lucky,he has another Alchemist draw a bloodseal on another object, such as a balloon, puppet, or if they have extremelygood luck, armor, than they're soul is
binded to that object, and can continue living. Thanks to the Fullmetal Alchemist Wiki for some of the
information, and Google images for the transmutation circles! 2.Deconstruction - Using ENERGY to break down the physical structure of the identified material into a more easy state to work with so it can be easily reshaped into a new form. 3.Reconstruction - Continuing the flow of
ENERGY and reform the material into a new shape. The Philosophers Stone The Philosophers Stone is alegendary alchemical substance said to be capable of turning base metals (lead, for example) into gold or silver. It was also sometimes believed to be an elixir of life, useful for rejuvenation and possibly for achieving immortality. The philosopher's stone was the central symbol of alchemy, symbolizing perfection at its finest, and heavenly bliss. Efforts to discover the philosopher's stone were known as the Magnum Opus. The philosopher's stone has been attributed with many mystical and magical properties. The most commonly mentioned properties are the ability to transmute base metals into gold or silver, and the ability to heal all forms of illness and disease and extend the life of any person who eats a small part of the philosopher's stone. Other properties include making burning lamps, transmuting common items into precious stones and diamonds, reviving dead plants, making flexible glass, or making a clone or golem. Alchemys relation to Cheristry The practice of alchemy started a wide range of medicine and the physical sciences. Alchemists Jbir ibn Hayyn and Robert Boyle are both said to be the fathers of chemistry. Studies of alchemy also influenced Isaac Newton's theory of gravity. Alchemy is what they used
to do before chemistry. Research supports that the alchemists were searching for a material substance using physical methods. The attempts of alchemists to arrange information on substances, so as to make a hypothasis of the chemical reactions, resulted in early forms of chemical elements and the first periodic tables. They learned how to extract metals from ores, and how to create many types of acids and bases. During the 17th century, alchemy started to evolve into modern chemistry, as it was renamed by Robert Boyle, the "father of modern chemistry". Thepractice of alchemy continued to stop in the 18th century with the birth of modern chemistry, which gives a more exact and reliable method.
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