Back in older times, men were trying to prove that reincarnation was real, that one's body could die, but the soul lives on. They pretended that they were conducting experiments on how to turn lead into gold, in order to get funding. It worked as far as the money went, but if they proved their experiments, I've never read any of the evidence. That doesn't mean it's not there, only that I haven't found it. I'm interested if anyone knows of any books on the topic!
I always thought Alchemy was the study of chemistry in the old days, but mankind saw it as magic and saw it for the most part evil. That is, if your question is literal. If it is about the writer Alchemy, then I haven't a clue.
Alchemy is an ancient tradition, the primary objective of which was the creation of the mythical "philosopher's stone," which was said to be capable of turning base metals into gold or silver, and also act as an elixir of life that would confer youth and immortality upon its user. Alchemy can be viewed as a protoscience, a precursor to modern chemistry, having provided procedures, equipment, and terminology that are still in use. However, alchemy also included various non-scientific mythological, religious, and spiritual concepts, theories and practices.
A precursor to modern chemistry, but without the math and critical understanding. The goals of alchemy were those of prolonged life and conversion of base metals into gold.
by Alphapx 5 years ago
J.K. Rowling has some connections with those people in Hogwarts as many have believed.
by andrew savage 5 years ago
Is alchemy an earlier form of chemistry?
by Baileybear 7 years ago
When I studied chemistry years ago, I found topics about quantum physics really abstract & the maths made no sense to me (never been much good at calculus etc). I get the general concepts presented eg particle-wave duality of light. I don't see how electron spins etc have any...
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