* Text: Pascal's Pensée published 1660 translated by Trotter available from Project Guettenberg
Both title and meta -quote from Wisdom of Solomon 5. 15
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* winter solstice - December 21, 2001
* summer solstice - June 21, 2002
Blaise Pascal, (b. 1623) French mathematician, inventor and philosopher. Best know literary work is Pensée de Pascal in 1660. He made mathematical contributions to a number of important geometry problems as well as helped to lay the foundations of probability theory.
The whole visible world is only an imperceptible atom in the ample bosom of nature. No idea approaches it....It is an infinite sphere, the centre of which is everywhere, the circumference nowhere.
Since everything, then, is cause and effect, dependent and supporting, mediate and immediate, and all is held together by a natural though imperceptible chain which binds together things most distant and most different, I hold it equally impossible to know the parts without knowing the whole and to know the whole without knowing the parts in detail.
A town, a country-place, is from afar a town and a country-place. But, as we draw near, there are houses, trees, tiles, leaves, grass, ants, limbs of ants, in infinity. All this is contained under the name of country-place.
Aprille Best Glover (b. 1964) Contemporary American sculptor