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TL;DR Not really. In Soviet times there was a joke about the tendency of Soviet scholars to trace the origins of everything to Russian contributions: Russia is the motherland of elephants. I think this is a case of that with Russia replaced by Persia. Alakbarli is himself an academic, a doctor of historical sciences (highest Soviet degree), who studied Tusi'...


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The first one is the correct approach. As you may note now, most the "weighing" at atomic scale is defined circularly. Atomic weights have more than two hundred years old history. We need an arbitrary reference atom. Historically H was numerically set exact 1, and every atomic weight was measured with respect to that. Then came oxygen which was set ...


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