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So, you may (or may not) know of Olber's Paradox - which essentially asks why the night sky isn't uniformly bright as, were it infinite, there would be nmo point in the sky with no star.

I was reading about this and came across this prose:

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Were the succession of stars endless, then the background of the sky would present us an uniform luminosity, like that displayed by the Galaxy - since there could be absolutely no point, in all that background, at which would not exist a star. The only mode, therefore, in which, under such a state of affairs, we could comprehend the voids which our telescopes find in innumerable directions, would be by supposing the distance of the invisible background so immense that no ray from it has yet been able to reach us at all.


Bonus points to anyone who can guess who said it, without recourse to google searching the interwebs.
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