When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, will you at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?…
Do not understand me at all as saying that there is no mystery about the planets' motions. There is just the one single mystery — gravitation; and it is a very profound one. How it is that an atom of matter can attract another atom, no matter how great the distance, no matter what intervening substance there may be — how it will act upon it, or, at least, behave as if it acted upon it, I do not know, I cannot tell. Whether they are pushed together by means of an intervening ether, or what is the action, I cannot understand. It stands with me along with the fact that when I will that my .arm shall rise, it rises. It is inscrutable. All the explanations that have been given of it seem to me merely to darken counsel with words and no understanding. They do not remove the difficulty at all. If I were to say what I really believe, it would be that the motions of the spheres of the material universe stand in some such relation to Him in Whom all things exist — the ever-present and omnipotent God — as the motions of my body do to my will; I do not know how, and never expect to know.
(Prof. C. A. Young.)
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