The Enormity of Numbers of Things
Our lives are nested within so many things
, and with the discoveries of the past fifty years, our awareness of the numbers of things has grown considerably. Biologists have catalogued some 1.4 million species. Though many people might think that biologists have for the most part discovered nearly all the species there are, the biologists themselves now know from more recent observations that they have just scratched the surface and have varying estimates of the total number of species on earth that range from 10 to 100 million.
Advancements in astronomical...