J. J. Thomson's theory of matter is largely the outgrowth of his own experimental researches in the nature and structure of electricity. In reading the records of his work it is often hard to discriminate in just what sense he uses the term "electricity." It is certainly not well defined whether the term stands for primordial energy or matter.
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