The unknowable

“For modern man there is no providence, because it would imply a wisdom superior to his and a relationship of means to ends which he cannot find out. Instead of feeling grateful that some things are past his discovering (how odd it sounded when Churchill, the last survivor of the old school, declared that the secret of atomic power had been ‘mercifully withheld’ from man), he is vexed and promises himself that one day the last arcanum will be forced to yield its secret.”

~ p. 183
Ideas Have Consequences

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