186. The Little Gods Are Playing In The Mud
Cusa found that the greatest thing cannot be known by the little Gods because the greatest thing has a maximum that is absolute. Since the greatest thing cannot be less than it is, the greatest thing also has a minimum that is absolute. Thus, the 'maximum and minimum' of God can create all Little Gods and other things for the universe. But God's knowledge cannot be compared with the 'maximum and minimum' of the Little Gods and little things of the universe.
Working on knowledge, Cusa made his book 'On Learned Ignorance' in 1442. But his work was very scientific. So his book was not understood by Christian leaders because Christianity rejected Gnosticism. So, his book disappeared for a long time and did not reappear in the USA until 1981. However, the Little God's had an opportunity to move forward in the late 17th and early18th centurie,s when the USA was preparing for war with England
In the late 17th and early 18th centuries, Isaac Newton said that space is part of a greatest thing. or God. Newton's absolute space was widely accepted until the 20th century, when Albert Einstein found that space is a 'relation' among the all things in the universe. For example, when a person is standing outside of a passing train, this person will see people on the train walking forward or backward. People who walk forward will be moving faster than the train and people who walk backward will be moving slower than the train.
However, Newton's absolute space had been challenged by Gottfried Leibniz in the early years of 18th century to Newton's celebrated disciple of Newton, Samuel Clarke.pace and time are not absolutes. Leibniz told Clark that space is a relation among co existences and that time is the relation of successions. So, in the 18th century, the minds of the Little Gods could have moved forward. Instead, the Little Gods of the 21st century are moving deeper and deeper, into a pile of mud.