Dialog: Akademie Olympia
Haven’t we always criticized him because of his narrow-minded notions of atoms?
He’s never seriously considered that the motion of atoms can perhaps be observed, as is the case with the smallest of particles suspended in a liquid. I was convinced, by the way, that even the problems of electromagnetism can be solved if also light is explained as consisting of atoms.
Meaning that light is made up of particles, just as I read back in Newton? That’s terribly revolutionary!
It is held that Newton’s theories are obsolete since the discovery of light’s wave properties.