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La matière selon Aristote

"Au contact d'une chaise, Aristote, Newton; Einstein et Bohr éprouveraient sans doute les mêmes sensations. Mais leur conception de ce qui compose cet object quotidien serait fort différente. Retour sur 2500 ans d'évolution dans la connaissance de la matière."
Román Ikonicoff, 
Science & Vie, Hors-Série 244, 
Septembre 2008

Note: Pour Aristote, une chaise, comme tout objet matériel, est composé de quatre éléments: eau, terre, feu et air. 

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