Emanuel Swedenborg nsIn existographies, Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) (IQ:185|#79) (Cattell 1000:84) [RGM:127|1,500+] [LPKE:#] (CR:32) was a Swedish scientist, philosopher, theologian, revelator, mystic, and general polymath, one of the oft-cited "last persons to know everything", noted for his 1721 atomic theory, a type of atomic geometry, in which geometric groupings of small, concrete atoms explain the properties of different substances, for his 1734 nebular hypothesis theory of the origin of the solar system, and for his later 1758 speculations on religion and the afterlife.

In 1758, Swedenborg, in his Heaven and Hell (§183), commented that he who discourses of life and death, putting aside all erudite notions concerning the soul and its mode of union with the body, believes that after death he shall live in a glorious joy and vision, as a man among angels; but when he begins to reflect upon the doctrine of the union of the soul with the body, or upon the hypothetical opinion concerning the soul, doubts arise in him as to whether the soul is thus or otherwise, and when these doubts arise, his former idea is dissipated. [2]

1. (a) Clarke, F.W. (1904). “The Atomic Theory”, Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian, pgs. 243-62.
(b) Swedenborg, Emanuel. (1712). Some Specimens of a Work on the Principles of Chemistry, with other Treatises (in Latin). Amsterdam; English ed. 1847, London.
(c) Swedenborg, Emanuel. (1734). On the Principles of Natural Things (Prodromus Principiorum Rerum Naturalium) (Figure: “De Chao Universali Solis” [formation of solar system], Plate 26, Volume 1). Publisher.
(d) Lachieze-Rey, Marc, Luminet, Jean-Pierre. (2001). Celestial Treasury (pg. 151). Cambridge University Press.
2. (a) Unamuno, Miguel de. (1912). The Tragic Sense of Life (pgs. 221-22). Dover, 1954.
(b) Heaven and Hell (Swedenborg) – Wikipedia.

External links
‚óŹ Emanuel Swedenborg – Wikipedia.

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