(22 Jan 1592 - 24 Oct 1655)
Science Quotes by Pierre Gassendi (1 quote)
The soul seems to be a very tenuous substance … [and] seems to be made of a most subtle texture, extremely mobile or active corpuscles, not unlike those of flame or heat; indeed, whether they are spherical, as the authors of atoms propound, or pyramidical as Plato thought, or some other form, they seem from their own motion and penetration through bodies to create the heat which is in the animal.
— Pierre Gassendi
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