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A Myriad of Vibrant Phenomena: The Hidden Worlds of Audiovisual Art-Science


In his "On the Nature of Things", Lucretius denies any sort of creation, providence and original beatitude, stating that man broke free from his condition of ever present need through the use of techniques, which are transpositions of nature. The gods do exist, although they neither created universe nor they care about men's problems. Lucretius affirms that all our knowledge about nature shows us the universe as infinite, made by complex forms and composed by atoms. It follows natural laws, regardless of man's needs, and can be explained without resorting to deities.