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Marginalia, no.257

In recent years scientists have been shaken by the discovery that the universe is much lumpier than previously suspected.

~ Martin Gardner, ‘Fearful Symmetry’ (The Night is Large)

That this should leave us shaken is understandable. Among the first things we learn in the kitchen as children is that pancakes and cookies turn out better when the batter is lumpy. We always imagine ourselves the baker, never the treat.

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