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A Universal Speculation

Jane-Austen-9192819-1-402When Jane Austen wrote, in the opening words of Pride and Prejudice about universal truth (“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife”) she almost certainly assumed that there was only one universe.  As did I, as a schoolboy, when I wrote my address as

34 Beaufort Road

Ealing

London

England

United Kingdom

Europe

The World

The Solar System

The Universe.

I might of course have identified our galaxy after the solar system bit if I had known that there are in fact a couple of hundred billion other galaxies. Continue reading

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