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alchemy

A pseudoscience of the Middle Ages, which attempted to use primitive lab methods to understand laws of nature and the universe. Some of the methods and glassware alchemists created are still used in some form. Most alchemists tried to turn heavy metal into gold.
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Its translator was the 8th century alchemist Jabir ibn Hayyan, from whose name the term 'gibberish' is derived, reflecting the confusing writings of the alchemists.
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Alchemists consequently employed a variety of approaches to acquiring knowledge.
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Alchemists found a successful formula to turn lead into gold.
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