atomism vs holism

Question up at Quora:

Does the work being done at the Large Hadron Collider imply its workers are atomists, believing the universe can be understood through further and further reduction of the whole into smaller and smaller parts?

righteousness vs wrongness

Righteousness: can you be righteous if you don’t believe in moral absolutism? Is the antonym wrongness? Should i have used bold or italics for emphasis? Bold feels unnecessarily forthright and uncompromising, whereas italics feel … well, slanted, somewhat skewed.