Mengenal Tokoh : ALCHEMY

Alchemy, ancient art practiced especially in the Middle Ages, devoted chiefly to discovering a substance that would transmute the more common metals into gold or silver and to finding a means of indefinitely prolonging human life. Although its purposes and techniques were dubious and often illusory, alchemy was in many ways the predecessor of modern science, especially the science of chemistry.
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Keterangan Gambar :
Alchemy Workshop
This caricature illustrates an alchemist’s workshop of the 17th century, poking fun at the quest for a “philosopher’s stone” by which ordinary metals could be turned into gold. Here, the alchemists eagerly watch an experiment while working bellows to work up the fire. Although drawings like this one reveal a certain amount of disdain for the art, alchemy played an important role in the development of science. Transmuting metals became possible in the 20th century by bombarding them with neutrons.Encarta EncyclopediaJ. L. Charmet/Science Source/Photo Researchers, Inc.
Microsoft ® Encarta ® 2009. © 1993-2008 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
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