(December 19, 2013)
Jack Haldane is quoted as saying “[m]y own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.” Reading through this section, I can understand that to be true. After all, there is another world all around us that we cannot perceive in our clumsy and brutish state. Could a child in the womb understand the concept of merging in traffic? This simple act to an adult is not only stranger than that unborn babe imagines, but stranger than that child can imagine. Only after passing through from one stage of life to the next, and receiving the appropriate growth that accompanies such a change, can the child begin to imagine the simplest aspects of the life ahead. So, too, are we incapable of understanding even the basics of the eternal, while our minds are so occupied by the finite.