Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Finally, if we defer to the principle of parsimony and strive, in Einstein's formulation, "to make irreducible elements as simple and as few in number as is possible, without having to renounce the adequate representation of any empirical content," we might as readily substitute for our extravagant glorification of God a humbler veneration for the mysteries of the magic eight ball, or the gnostic wisdom of a tarot-card-pecking hen.