They Didn't Believe It! The Atom

They Didn’t Believe It! THE ATOM

This is the first video in our new series about the many discoveries in science that were initially rejected or ignored –sometimes for decades and even centuries. In the case of the atom, the earliest concepts date back to ancient India and Greece, but the concept was always disputed. Major thinkers, among them Aristotle, flatly rejected the idea of invisible particles forming all the objects in nature. The atom was not officially accepted until the early 20th century. What a story!