Operations

There [is] no difference between the behavior of a god and the operations of pure chance.

— Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow

Operationally, God is beginning to resemble not a ruler but the last fading smile of a cosmic Cheshire cat.

— Julian Huxley

Once apparently the chief concern and masterpiece of the gods, the human race now begins to bear the aspect of an accidental byproduct of their vast, inscrutable and probably nonsensical operations.

— H.L. Mencken, Prejudices, 1919-1927

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