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  • But modern discoveries in radioactivity 2 are in favour of the existence of the atom, although they lead to the belief that the atom is not so eternal and unchangeable a thing as Dalton and his predecessors imagined, and in fact, that the atom itself may be subject to that eternal law of growth and decay of which Lucretius speaks.
  • Lucretius regards the primitive atoms (first beginnings or first bodies) as seeds out of which individual things are developed.
  • Lucretius traces, in the fifth book of his poem, the progressive genesis of vegetal and animal forms out of the motherearth.
  • Lucretius touches on the development of man out of a primitive, hardy, beast-like condition.
  • Lucretius thus recognizes the whole range of existence to which the doctrine of evolution may be applied.

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