Are any alchemist still alive?

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2011-07-23 18:53:03

No. Alchemy was abandoned because it didn't work. Some of the

things that did work became chemistry. No one successfully turned

lead into gold. Nor did anyone successfully create the

philosopher's stone. Alchemy was basically chemistry with a lot of

magic thrown into it. The alchemists were sorcerer want to be's.

They attempted to conjure spirits, and use spells on chemicals that

they believed contained magical properties, all in a vain attempt

to convert base metals into something of greater value. Even Isaac

Newton, probably the greatest scientific mind of the last 500

years, accomplished nothing in alchemy, even though he experimented

with it for decades.

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