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WSP 249 Omega Point

from Weekly Song Project v3 by Jonathan Burks



spoken text is from The Phenomenon of Man by Pierre Teilhard




The profoundly ' atomic ' l character of the universe is visible in
everyday experience, in raindrops and grains of sand, in the hosts
of the living, and the multitude of stars ; even in the ashes of the
dead. Man has needed neither microscope nor electronic analysis
in order to suspect that he lives surrounded by and resting on dust.
But to count the grains and describe them, all the patient craft of
modern science was necessary. The atoms of Epicurus were mert
and indivisible. And the infinitesimal worlds of Pascal could still
possess their animalcules. Today we have gone far beyond such
instinctive or inspired guesswork bodi in certainty and precision.
The scaling down is unlimited. Like die tiny diatom shells whose
markings, however magnified, change almost indefinitely into
new patterns, so each particle of matter, ever smaller and smaller,
under the physicist's analysis tends to reduce itself into some-
thing yet more finely granulated. And at each new step in
this progressive approach to the infinitely small the whole
configuration of the world is for a moment blurred and then

The Phenomenon of Man by Pierre Teilhard


from Weekly Song Project v3, track released March 13, 2018




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