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Lucretius: On the Atom and Swerve

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Sabrina Seifert

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Transcript of Lucretius: On the Atom and Swerve

The Life of Lucretius Lucretius lived from approximately 99B.C. to 55B.C
He wrote Latin poetry (One is Called De Rerum Natura).
We believe he was a roman aristocrat.
Lucretius died from suicide (according to the only source: a medieval chronicler named Jerome).
We don't know much else about Lucretius' life. Lucretius studied and discovered the atom and swerve.
Lucretius wrote a Latin poem called De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things).
He watched matter divide and reform.
Lucretius concluded that matter is made up of seeds,or atoms. Lucretius` Studies Lucretius:On the Atom and Swerve! By:Sabrina Seifert Next, I would like to
tell you more about Lucretius` atom and swerve theory. Atoms Lucretius thought that atoms were all different sizes and shapes.
He also thought that atoms lack qualities such as odor, color, smell, warmth, cold, sound, and moisture. Coming up are
some examples of Lucretius` idea of atoms. Swerve Lucretius` definition of Swerve is the random motion of atoms.
Lucretius believed Swerve is what caused the Big Bang (Theory). Sounds confusing?
Here`s a visual representation of Lucretius` theory. Swerve Atoms E
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H The Big Bang Theory Big Bang De Rerum Natura De Rerum Natura means On the Nature of Things.
Lucretius explains that:
Nothing ever comes from nothing.
Everything has a beginning.
Nothing can perish into nothing.
He also describes the characteristics of atoms as I did earlier. The End!!!! Any Questions or Comments?
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