It seems that to make a correct conjecture about any event whatever, it is necessary to calculate exactly the number of possible cases and then to determine how much more likely it is that one case will occur than another.
The sum of an infinite series whose final term vanishes perhaps is infinite, perhaps finite.
Even as the finite encloses an infinite series
And in the unlimited limits appear,
So the soul of immensity dwells in minutia
And in the narrowest limits no limit in here.
What joy to discern the minute in infinity!
The vast to perceive in the small, what divinity!
Eadem mutata resurgo
Though changed I shall rise the same
Inscribed on his tomb in the Münster, Basel, with a equiangular spiral, in imitation of Archimedes.
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