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Democritus (Dēmokritos, "chosen of the people") (ca. 460 – ca. 370 BC) was an Ancient Greek philosopher born in Abdera, Thrace, Greece. He was an influential pre-Socratic philosopher and pupil of Leucippus, who formulated an atomic theory for the universe.

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  • ''By convention there is color, by convention sweetness, by
    convention bitterness, but in reality there are atoms and space.''
    Democritus (c. 460-400 B.C.), Greek philosopher, cosmologist. Fragments of the Presocratics, Fragment 125. Statement of early atomism.
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