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Glenn T. Seaborg and Democritus – the remarcable contributors to science

We all know everything in the world is either science or the Bible. These two people are just two of the people who made big contributions to science. They made it as we know today. What we don’t know is how they are alike and how they are different. Here is some brief information.

Glenn Theodore Seaborg is a very important man of science. He was born on April 19, 1912 in Ishpeming, Michigan and died in 1999. Throughout his life he contributed so much to science, especially in chemistry. Seaborg also headed the nuclear chemical research at the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory. Glenn Seaborg won the Nobel Prize in 1951 for discovering new elements of the Periodic Table of Elements. These elements are neptunium, plutonium, americium, curium, berkelium, californium, einsteinium, fermium, mendelevium, and nobelium, also known as the transuranium elements. Seaborg also reorganized the periodic table to show the relationship between the new elements that he discovered to those that already existed on the table.

Another reason Glenn Seaborg is important in chemistry is because he discovered the isotopes of over 100 elements on the periodic table. He has done everything from doing research to teaching chemistry and has contributed a lot to improving science and math. He is the author of many chemistry books and is said to have made the biggest changes to the Periodic Table of Elements.

I believe that the least remarkable of Democritus’ very great contributions was his “atomic theory. His atomic theory was naturally highly suggestive of some quantum phenomena also. The most remarkable thing about Democritus’ Atomic Theory was that he devised it by violating every major principle of modern science, especially the importance of empirical observations and “reasonable” testability. The famous line by Leucippus that “Nothing happens at random; everything happens out of reason and by necessity” is a thought which informs a great deal of Democritus’ own writing especially his claim that “Everything happens according to necessity” in that atoms operate in one certain way and so, of course, that which happens in life does so out of the necessity of this operation. They two scientist aren’t really alike in any way besides the fact that the made big discoveries in science. Another similarity is that they both had a view on the atomic structure. Also they defied rules to make their hypothesis true.

In conclusion, both scientists make big contributions to the atomic structure or atomic theories and they are different in many ways. However they aren’t really alike. Science wouldn’t be what is today if these two people didn’t do what they did.

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