Mountains of Facts

So very many of them,
far beyond, far far beyond,
way beyond
any one individual's ability, 
beyond the capacity of any person
to read, to absorb, to grasp,
to know,
to understand.
Too much, too much
by a mind-boggling margin
as billions of new facts
are created every day.
Fresh mountains are added, whole ranges,
and you and I can manage
to take on board just six or seven
or maybe eleven. 

In truth, there are so many
that a certain humility
is indicated. 

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Tue 27th Jan 2015 12:09

Excellent subject, good presentation in a nutshell. I do believe that people have always felt exactly the same bewilderment through all human development. And somehow, we do expand our mental horizons. But, no way can we absorb 'facts' like the automaton standing at our elbow.

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Harry O'Neill

Tue 27th Jan 2015 01:09

Isn`t it funny how the scientific secularists reckon that no one else has noticed that there is a huge amount on inexplicibility about the world we all live in...and seem to rejoice and wallow about in it.
without searching humbly for some sort of reason why?

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