Democritus’s physical and cosmological doctrines were an elaborated and systematized version of those of his teacher, Leucippus.To account for the world’s changing physical phenomena, Democritus asserted that space, or the Void, had an equal right with reality, or Being, to be considered existent.
But, while atoms thus differ in quantity, differences of quality are only apparent, owing to the impressions caused on the senses by different configurations and combinations of atoms.A thing is hot or cold, sweet or bitter, or hard or soft only by convention; the only things that exist in reality are atoms and the Void.He asserted, for example, that sensations are changes produced in the soul by atoms emitted from other objects that impinge on it; the atoms of the soul can be affected only by the contact of other atoms.But sensations such as sweet and bitter are not as such inherent in the emitted atoms, for they result from effects caused merely by the size and shape of the atoms; e.g., sweet taste is due to round and not excessively small atoms. If you look at any tour book for Melbourne, the first thing mentioned to visit are the laneways and coffee shop. Imagine being in China where coffee doesn't meet his standards?
As a Melbourne Boy, he is an entitled coffee snob I'll admit, Melbourne has an incredible coffee scene. So the first time the Aussie was in LA, he could not find ANY coffee, but after a year or so, forcefully, we found coffee shops that satisfies his coffee snobery thirst.He conceived of the Void as a vacuum, an infinite space in which moved an infinite number of atoms that made up Being (i.e., the physical world).These atoms are eternal and invisible; absolutely small, so small that their size cannot be diminished (hence the name , or “indivisible”); absolutely full and incompressible, as they are without pores and entirely fill the space they occupy; and homogeneous, differing only in shape, arrangement, position, and magnitude.My Aussie and I have been together for 5 years now. And I love the Aussies, but let me tell you, there are some things about dating an Australian man that I found VERY different about dating an American guy. It may be a culture thing or the whole "you always want what you can't have" thing, but I absolutely love dating an Aussie. ) Anyways, I love dating an Australian and here are the reasons why: 2. No matter how much you fight it, they will always love their vegemite I don't get it nor will I ever understand it, but after moving to the States, the Aussie misses his Vegemite. It's like they shorten all their words because they don't have enough time to formulate full sentences! I always found the way American guys try to get girls was a bit aggressive. He is fearless to pathetic puny American standard insects I see a spider, I scream. Speaking of accents, anything he says always sounds better To this day, I am pretty sure I haven't really listened to what the Aussie has been saying. He can say, "I just made a few cheese curds in my pants while kissing a whale" and I am here like 6. " For all the non Aussies reading this, did anyone understand that? He wore his thongs to climb to the Great Wall of China, on the beaches of Indonesia, motorbiking and even to sporting matches.