Eternal Duration

“…no matter how precisely we measure the size of the universe, and the speed with which it expands, and how many dimensions we ascribe to it…we will go on banging our heads against the same two limits that the human mind is incapable of crossing. These limits are ‘nothing’ and ‘infinity’. [Cosmologists] will never stop fidgeting between the eternal paradox of the creation of something out of nothing and the idea of eternal duration: the kind of challenge to which our minds, formed as they have been for servicing a finite life, are found to be grossly and sorely unequal, and which all the experience of our senses contradict”

[Quote from the sociologist and philosopher Zygmunt Bauman].

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