Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Retrodictions, canto 1, quatrain 3

Infinite star beyond star beyond star
should fill the sky with light;
the growth of Heaven, the red of far
explains the dark of night.

Commentary by Brother Quark:
Such strange metaphysical astrology! Heaven grows? Darkness needs explaining?

Commentary by N. Hellerstein:
This is Olber’s Paradox. The sky in an infinite universe would be a solid blaze of starlight; the explanation is the expansion of the Universe.

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