Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

The judgment may be compared to a clock or watch, where the most ordinary machine is sufficient to tell the hours; but the most elaborate alone can point out the minutes and seconds, and distinguish the smallest differences of time.

“The judgment may be compared to a clock or watch, where the most ordinary machine is sufficient to tell the hours; but the most elaborate … Read More

L’univers?je l’en estime plus depuis que je sais qu’il ressemble a’ une montre; il est surprenant que l’ordre de la nature, tout admirable qu’il est, ne roule que sur des choses si simples. I have come to esteem the universe more now that I know it resembles a watch; it is surprising that the order of nature, as admirable as it is, only runs on such simple things.

“L’univers?je l’en estime plus depuis que je sais qu’il ressemble a’ une montre; il est surprenant que l’ordre de la nature, tout admirable qu’il est, … Read More