This idea of the air as the original principle and source of life and intelligence is much more clearly expressed by a later writer, Diogenes of Apollonia.
Diogenes made this conception of a vital and intelligent air the ground of a teleological view of climatic and atmospheric phenomena.
Diogenes distinctly taught that the world is of finite duration, and will be renewed out of the primitive substance.
DIOGENES APOLLONIATES (c. 460 B.C.), Greek natural philosopher, was a native of Apollonia in Crete.
The views of Diogenes are transferred in the Clouds (264 ff.) of Aristophanes to Socrates.