14 May Atomic Theory
Atomic theory, a theory that all matter consists of indivisible particles we call atoms. The word atom comes from the Greek word ἄτομος (indivisible). However, scientist now says that atoms are made of smaller bits, for which does bits are made of even smaller bits. According to this new modern version, the atoms of each element are identical but are different from other elements, and unite to form compounds in fixed proportions.
In the book of Hebrews 11:3, the apostle Paul writes “things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” As a reader of the Word and a student of science, this to me speaks clearly of the building blocks of the Universe. All visible matter consists of atoms. But strangely, like bacteria or a molecule, the atom cannot be seen under an electron microscope.
This thing we call the atom is made up many invisible things; the nucleus which consists of neutrons and protons, which is crowded by a cloud of electrons, the neutrons and protons are made up of quarks. To refer back to the writings of Paul, these are the invisible things, which make up all that is seen.
Please note, the second part of this essay will be complete, May 18, 2018.