Of God and His Creatures

Or the thing must cease to be. Sint ut sunt, aut non sint, as was said in another connexion. The interest of this chapter lies in the spectacle of a thirteenth century writer cautiously and tentatively dealing with principles so familiar to us as the permanence of matter and the uniformity of nature. I have omitted much that brings in mediaeval physics to little profit for our time.

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