A Complex Universe of Remarkable Simplicity
1 - Profusion
When entering the realm of Eternons, we are immediately confounded by their profusion. Actually, the size of the universe as well as the number of its parts are beyond human understanding.
Dealing with large figures, scientists have created a special notation. They indicate the number of zeros instead of writing them all. Thus, 109 represents 1 followed by nine zeros. It is less clumsy to handle than 1,000,000,000. Let us use this notation as we look at some staggering cosmic numbers.
First, from the immensity of the heavens:
Then, to the smallness of the Eternon world:
These numbers are rather impossible to comprehend. They only tell us that Creation operates on a scale that is not ours. We should not attempt to grasp its mysterious ways using the measures of our ordinary experience.
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