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atom
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Angels & Demons
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  • Until recently antimatter has been created only in very small amounts (a few atoms at a time).
  • Our interests lie with an atom’s nucleus-a mere ten-thousandth the size of the whole.
  • Particle physics is the study of atoms, isn’t it?
  • A leather-bound Bible sat on Vetra’s desk beside a plastic Bohr model of an atom and a miniature replica of Michelangelo’s Moses.
  • Atoms look like planets compared to what we deal with.
  • Atoms!
  • You proclaim that even the slightest change in the force of gravity or the weight of an atom would have rendered our universe a lifeless mist rather than our magnificent sea of heavenly bodies, and yet you fail to see God’s hand in this?

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  • The world was forever changed when we learned to split the atom.
  • By 1942, however, we knew that the Germans were working feverishly to find a way to add atomic energy to all the other engines of war with which they hoped to enslave the world.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five

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