|(quoted from The Circle of Zero)|
'Don't you see, Jack? In eternity the Law of Chance functions
perfectly. In eternity, sooner or later, every possible combination of
things and events must happen. Must happen, if it's a possible
combination. I say, therefore, that in eternity, whatever can
happen, will happen!' His blue eyes blazed in pale fire.
I was a trifle dazed. 'I guess you're right,' I muttered.
'Right! Of course I'm right. Mathematics is infallible. Now do you
see the conclusion?'
'Why—that sooner or later everything will happen.'
'Bah! It is true that there is eternity in the future; we cannot
imagine time ending. But Flammarion, before he died, pointed out that
there is also an eternity in the past. Since in eternity everything
possible must happen, it follows that everything must already have