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April 1st, 2003
Microscopic Remains of Dead Greek Scattered Throughout Midwest
Democritus of Abdera lacked most of the rudiments of modern civilization: toilet paper, Walkmans and CNN. He lived about 2,500 years ago during the golden age of Greek scholarship. A pupil of Leucippus of Melitus, he extended his teacher's thinking about atoms formulating the idea of the eternal, unchanging and indestructible atom.
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