“Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere,” writes the philosopher Blaise Pascal.
Here, Pascal brings up the philosophical question of infinitude, as we have seen illustrated in past posts, especially in literary representations of God or the universe.
Nature is infinite because it comprises part of the “great beyond” that exceeds our human limitations.
As human beings we are limited in time and space.
We ultimately will die and we cannot occupy more space than our bodies do.
Nature, like our conception of God, survives time and is omnipresent.
Pascal also wrote a great deal about religion.