"No conceivable power by pressure can force the atom, or the molecule, out of its spherical form. Its wonderful condition of elasticity causes it, if submitted to enormous pressure, to reduce in area, but does not change its shape. If submitted to the explosion of nitro-glycerine, which tears up the surface of the rock it is placed on, before displacing the surrounding atmosphere, it will no more effect the sphericity of the molecule than the waft of a butterfly's wing would roll a five hundred pound cannon ball up an inclined plane." [COMMENTS OF JOHN WORRELL KEELY ON DR SCHIMMELS LECTURE]

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