Sunday, July 13, 2008

3D Genetic Algorithms - Abstract Nº 13

The wonder is, not that the field of stars is so vast, but that man has measured it.

Anatole France, "The garden of Epicurus".


Will Doohan said...

“So far as modern science is concerned, we have to abandon completely the idea that by going into the realm of the small we shall reach the ultimate foundations of the universe. I believe we can abandon this idea without any regret. The universe is infinite in all directions, not only above us in the large but also below us in the small. If we start from our human scale of existence and explore the content of the universe further and further, we finally arrive, both in the large and in the small, at misty distances where first our senses and then even our concepts fail us.”
Emil Wiechert - 1896
(copied from the book "Infinty in All Directions" by Freeman Dyson)

runnerfrog said...

Obviously Anatole France wrote that with an immense sense of irony, he is renowned about that, and about his deep spirituality without an obliged religious concern.

Will Doohan said...

Well, the A. France quote made me think of the one I just shared with you here.

runnerfrog said...

It is a nice quote, of course, only that France said the same but with infinite irony directed to the human arrogance.

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