The Universe Was Set in Motion and Everything Else Followed

Certainly the atoms did not post themselves purposefully in due order by an act of intelligence, nor did they stipulate what movements each should perform. [58] As they have been rushing everlastingly throughout all space in their myriads, undergoing a myriad changes under the disturbing impact of collisions, they have experienced every variety of movement and conjunction till they have fallen into the particular pattern by which this world of ours is constituted. This world has persisted many a long year, having once been set going in the appropriate motions. From these everything else follows.


Lucretius' very prescient observation.

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 On the Nature of the Universe (Penguin Classics)
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Lucretius , (1994-12-01), On the Nature of the Universe (Penguin Classics), Penguin Classics, Retrieved on 2011-06-17
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