Saturday, June 13, 2015

10 Alchemists and Their Strange Discoveries

Did you know that mathematician and physicist Isaac Newton was also an alchemist? He and other alchemists left a strange modern legacy, according to Debra Kelly.
Simply put, alchemy is the study of the transmutation of base metals into gold or other precious metals. While alchemist have long been relegated to the fringe, modern scientists are finding that the alchemists were just a little bit right. Not all the way, because there are plenty of alchemical theories that, if true, would mean we’re living in an entirely different world. In some instances, though, historic alchemists did have a lasting impact on the world around them—just not the way they expected. Read more

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