Some articles on agitation, greater agitation:
... As to the reason why heavy objects on Earth fall, Descartes explained this through the agitation of the particles in the atmosphere ... The particles of the aether have greater agitation than the particles of air, which in turn have greater agitation than the particles that compose terrestrial objects (e.g ... The greater agitation of the aether forces the particles of air from escaping into the heavens, just as the agitation of air particles forces terrestrial bodies, whose particles ...
Famous quotes containing the words agitation and/or greater:
“It is human agitation, with all the vulgarity of needs small and great, with its flagrant disgust for the police who repress it, it is the agitation of all men ... that alone determines revolutionary mental forms, in opposition to bourgeois mental forms.”
—Georges Bataille (18971962)
“Families suffered badly under industrialization, but they survived, and the lives of men, women, and children improved. Children, once marginal and exploited figures, have moved to a position of greater protection and respect,... The historic decline in the overall death rates for children is an astonishing social fact, notwithstanding the disgraceful infant mortality figures for the poor and minorities. Like the decline in death from childbirth for women, this is a stunning achievement.”
—Joseph Featherstone (20th century)