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Hello

What is the meaning of the following sentence :

Now, nothing was permanent-nature no more than human civilizations.

The context is :

The next year, Marie Sklodovska (Madame Curie) and her husband Pierre Curie discovered that the atoms of a new element, called radium, continuously hurled out tiny pieces of themselves, losing weight in the process. Now, nothing was permanent-nature no more than human civilizations. The solid had become fragile. Unity had given way to complexity. The indivisible had been divided.

could the "no" be a typo ? I don't see the neccessity of it in the sentence...

Any help is appreciated.
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Hey, Ali.
ali8Now, nothing was permanent-nature no more than human civilizations.
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The author wants to emphasize that everything has an end and is doomed to perish no matter how long it takes.
Hey, Ali.
ali8Now, nothing was permanent-nature no more than human civilizations.
The author wants to emphasize that everything has an end and is doomed to perish no matter how long it takes.
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So, we can rephrase that sentence and say :

"nothing is permanent by its nature, even he human civilizations came to end".

right?
Not exactly. I take it to mean "Human civilization is not permanent, and neither is Nature" -- Nature is not any more permanent than civilization is.
yes but the auther said "permanent-nature"

there is a hyphen there, so he is not talking about the nature, he is talking about the "natural permenance" .

I don't see why is my "rephrase" not completely correct.
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That's not a hyphen - it's a dash.

Khoff's reading is correct.

We had long been aware of the impermanence of human civilization, but some had considered the atom intransmutable. Now even that was impermanent.
Oh !! how come I didn't "notice" !.

Anyway, what is the final meaning for this sentence, I can't seem to figure it out.
Hi,
“Now, nothing was permanent-nature no more than human civilizations.”

Now, nature was no more permanent than human civilizations! Nothing was permanent!
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