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His version of atomism hypothesized that all physical processes could be accounted for in terms of the properties of the atoms, which he took to be size, shape, and rate of motion. The success of the subsequent system of physics developed by Isaac Newton depended on the specification of inertial mass as the essential property of atoms and on the development of the concept of a force. Atomism was extended to the domain of chemistry by Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier and John Dalton, who made great headway in explaining the phenomena of chemistry on the assumption that all material substances possessed mass and were composed of corpuscles or atoms.
He was one of the first modern scientists to reject the Aristotelian theory that all things are composed of matter and form in favor of an atomic or corpuscular theory. His version of atomism hypothesized that all physical processes could be accounted for in terms of the properties of the atoms, which he took to be size, shape, and rate of motion. The success of the subsequent system of physics developed by Isaac Newton depended on the specification of inertial mass as the essential property of atoms and on the development of the concept of a force.
Postilberal Theology 3. Postmodern Conservative Theology 4. Conclusion Chapter 7 - Postmodern Philosophy of Language and Textual Relativism 1. Introduction 2. McClendon and Smith’s Use of Austin 3. The Relativity of Textual Interpretation 4. An Austinian Answer to Textual Indeterminacy 5. Historical Distance and the baptist Vision 6. Conclusion PART III - Science, Religion, and Ethics Chapter 8 - Theology and Postmodern Philosophy of Sciences 1. Introduction 2. The Evidential Value of Religiaus Experience 3.