:: Gentle Reminder ::
In chemistry, a metal (Greek: Metallon) is an element that readily forms positive ions (cations) and has metallic bonds.
Metals are sometimes described as a lattice of positive ions surrounded by a cloud of delocalized electrons.
The metals are one of the three groups of elements as distinguished by their ionisation and bonding properties,
Along with the metalloids and nonmetals.
On the periodic table, a diagonal line drawn from boron (B) to polonium (Po) separates the metals from the nonmetals.
Elements on this line are metalloids, sometimes called semi-metals;
Elements to the lower left are metals;
Elements to the upper right are nonmetals.
Change denotes the transition that occurs when going from one state to another.
Change, the quality of impermanence and the flux, has had a chequered history as a concept.
In ancient Greek philosophy, while Heraclitus saw change as ever-present and all-encompassing,
Parmenides virtually denied its existence.
Clearly, one's philosophical position has a crucial influence on what one has to say about change.
Ovid produced a classic thematic handling of change as metamorphosis in his Metamorphoses.
Ptolemaic astronomy envisioned a largely static universe, with erratic change confined to less worthy spheres.
Medieval thought fostered great respect for authority and revelation, severely cramping any encouragement of change.
As a feeling, an epiphany is a sudden realisation or comprehension of the essence or meaning of something.
The term is used in either a philosophical or literal sense to signify that the claimant has
"found the last piece of the puzzle and now sees the whole picture,"
Or has new information or experience, often insignificant by itself,
That illuminates a deeper or numinous foundational frame of reference.