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Multiplicity, Faith and History

Multiplicity, Faith and History

Pascal said: “The eternal silence of these infinite spaces terrifies me.” He was thinking about the heavens, the stars, galaxies, night. He said in another pensée: “For after all what is man in nature? A nothing in relation to infinity, all in relation to nothing, a central point between nothing and all and infinitely far from understanding either.” I imagine most of us have these feelings from time to time. The immensity of the universe dwarfing us, subduing us, making…

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