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[80c] of thunderbolts, and the marvels concerning the attraction of electron1 and of the Heraclean stone2—not one of all these ever possesses any real power of attraction; but the fact that there is no void, and that these bodies propel themselves round one into another, and that according as they separate or unite they all exchange places and proceed severally each to its own region,—it is by means of these complex and reciprocal processes that such marvels are wrought, as will be evident to him who investigates them properly.

1 i.e., amber.

2 i.e., the loadstone or magnet; Cf. Ion533 D.

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