Democritus and Aristotle

Democritus

FUN FACTS

Born in Abdera, Thrace, Greece

Noble family

Wealthy

Nicknamed the laughing philosopher

After his father died, he went looking for wisdom

THEORY

Democritus believed that all things were made of tiny, invisible, indestructible particles, called atoms. He thought atoms varied in size, shape and weight. He also thought that all matter was composed of atoms. He believed that atoms were mechanically bonded and homogeneous. He thought that solids were made out of small, pointy atoms, liquids were made of large round atoms, and that oil were made of very fine, small atoms that can easily slip past each other.

Aristole

FUN FACTS-

Born in Stagirus, Macedonia, Greece

Father named Nicomachus, who was a doctor.

His father became the personal doctor of Amyntas III (the King of Macedonia)

Taught Alexander the Great (grandson of Amyntas III)

THEORY

He believed that Democritus theory was wrong. He believed that atoms didn't move through empty space because there is no such thing as empty space. He thought matter was made of air, water, fire, and Earth.

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