There is nothing so practical as a good theory.
The void is ‘not-being,’ and no part of ‘what is’ is a ‘not-being,’; for what ‘is’ in the strict sense of the term is an absolute plenum. This plenum, however, is not ‘one’: on the contrary, it is a ‘many’ infinite in number and invisible owing to the minuteness of their bulk.
Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit and instinct are useless. There is no intelligence where there is no need of change.
For when a ship is floating calmly along, the sailors see its motion mirrored in everything outside, while on the other hand they suppose that they are stationary, together with everything on board. In the same way, the motion of the earth can unquestionably produce the impression that the entire universe is rotating.
Dear Mrs Chown, Ignore your son’s attmpts to teach you physics. Physics is unimportant. Love is.
Even when the experts all agree, they may well be mistaken.