Of God and His Creatures

St Thomas passes from 'immovable' to 'immutable.' Aristotle (Physics, vii, 2), distinguishes three sorts of 'motion': 'local motion' (now the subject matter of dynamics); 'change,' or 'motion in quality' (now the matter of chemistry); 'growth and decay,' or 'motion in quantity' (matter of biology). Thus three incongruous things were labelled with one name, to the prejudice of science for many centuries.

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