Friday, March 5, 2010

Beyond the Yotta

I was reading recently that scientists are looking for a new name for a thousand million million million million. That is, a number with 27 zeros. Currently the highest prefix we have is a “yotta” which is 24 zeros. Impressive, but apparently it’s not impressive enough.

Our advancement in technology has allowed us to count phenomena way beyond the giga, the tera, the zetta and now the yotta. Such high numbers can be found when measuring the distances between galaxies or counting the atoms in large samples. But who is to say 1027 will be sufficient?

For me all this simply reminds me how vast the universe is, how little we truly know of it, and how small we seem in comparison. It reminds me of God’s infinite power and how we can’t even come close to quantifying it or even replicating it. And it reminds me that despite how small we might seem, God will never lose us in the immeasurable expanse that fills the universe.

1 comment:

Goose Hill Farm said...

Hi, Lynda~

Thank you for stopping by for a visit and for following me. I am following you back! :> )

Isn't it AMAZING how unconditional and never ending God's love is for us? How that His infinite power and love go beyond, beyond, beyond anything our human minds can even fathom! To me, that is just AMAZING!

Blessings, new friend~
Laura