「Democritus was an ancient Greek philosopher who is often credited with developing the concept of atomism. He lived around the 5th century BCE and was born in Abdera, Thrace, which is now modern-day Greece.
Democritus proposed that everything in the universe is composed of tiny, indivisible particles called atoms. He believed that atoms were eternal, unchangeable, and infinite in number. According to his atomic theory, atoms are constantly in motion, and the different properties of matter arise from the different shapes, sizes, and arrangements of atoms.
Democritus’s ideas about atomism were revolutionary for his time and laid the foundation for the development of modern atomic theory. However, it’s important to note that his theories were not widely accepted during his lifetime, and it was not until many centuries later, with the advancements in scientific knowledge and technology, that atomism gained broader acceptance. Nonetheless, Democritus’s contributions to the understanding of atoms and their role in the composition of matter were significant and influential.」