Talk:Thomas Thomson (chemist)
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I tried to polish up the text, but much more content is needed. Thomson was involved in the early spread of Dalton's atomic theory, if I recall correctly. Perhaps someone can research this and add it to the article. As it now reads, there's not much there to justify Thomson being in Wikipedia. - Astrochemist 23:03, 30 August 2007 (UTC)
"buried at the Glasgow Necropolis" - clarification
The Royal Society of Edinburgh incorrectly states that Thomson was interred at the Dean Cemetery in Edinburgh. This is clearly a confusion with the advocate of the same name who died in the same year.--Mais oui! (talk) 05:51, 3 May 2013 (UTC)
Added excerpt from "Elements of Chemistry"
I added this excerpt because it displays one of the first published arguments in favor of the Atomic theory. (At least that is what is says at Atomic Theory#Dalton). I didn't know whether to make the excerpt the standard 240px width or to make it the more readable 440px. Not every reader knows to click the image to see it big, though I am sure the vast majority do. I chose the wide width, but do not know Wikipedia policy on this.
I think this excerpt is significant because few educated people are aware of how the atomic theory was justified. Perhaps they covered it in my first-year chemistry class, but I don't recall it. --Guy vandegrift (talk) 00:39, 4 November 2015 (UTC)