The Circling Sky.
[This chapter is supplementary to ch. v.]
THE sky turns round; the earth stands still; sun and moon pursue one another. Who causes this? Who directs this? Who has leisure enough to see that such movements continue?
"Some think there is a mechanical arrangement which makes these bodies move as they do. Others think that they revolve without being able to stop.
"The clouds cause rain; rain causes clouds. Whose kindly bounty is this? Who has leisure enough to see that such, result is achieved?
"Wind comes from the north. It blows now east, now west; and now it whirls aloft. Who puffs it forth? Who has leisure enough to be flapping it this way or that? I should like to know the cause of all this."
- We are not told the name of this questioner.
Wu Han Chao
- An ancient worthy.