The Mysticism of Physics

By David S. Lewis

A child staring at the clear night sky beholds the wonder of the universe and its mystery. How, after all, to such a simple mind, to any mind, can the starry expanse go on and on, never ending? For if it were to end, we imagine, there would always be something beyond. And then what about the beginning, and before that, and so on? The two appar­ent extremes describe what the French philosopher and mathematician, Blaise Pascal, called les deux infinis, the two infinities. As…

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