Who Knows?
But, after all, who knows, and who can say
whence it all came, and how creation happened?
The gods themselves are later than creation,
so who knows truly whence it has arisen?
Whence all creation has its origin,
he, whether he fashioned it or whether he did not,
he, who surveys it all from highest heaven,
he knows --- or maybe even he does not know.
--- From The Rigveda
Circa 1500 B.C.
As quoted in The Edge of Physics
Anil Ananthaswamy
©2010 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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