The Biblical statement that "the very hairs of your head are all numbered" (Matt. x: 30), whether metaphor or not, was intended to emphasise the interest of the Omniscient in humanity by his having a knowledge that it was regarded as absurd for any human being to attempt.
In Symbols — Public and Private.
Perhaps EE "Doc" Smith, PhD. (by reputation, at least, the pulp SF doughnut technologist who invented the hole in the middle of a ring-shaped doughnut after having failed to find a way of baking it satisfactorily) may have been stumbling around the edge of the same point here when he had one of his Arisian super-brains predict to a pair of Lensmen, years ahead, and on a different planet, a minor shaving incident! Mind you, the more the bizarre ramifications of quantum theory sink in, the less the Universe seems like a predictable (albeit complex) piece of clockwork.
I have only a small flickering light to guide me in the darkness of a thick forest. Up comes a theologian and blows it out.
I generally just go stumbling along, of course...
Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.
What do you mean, am I an agnostically-inclined republican?
Civilization will not attain to its perfection until the last stone from the last church falls on the last priest!
The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic.
Of course, the laws of Thermodynamics (and the Universe) say that you not only can't win, you can't even break even...
Almost twenty years since, I heard a profane jest, and still remember it. How many pious passages of a far later date have I forgotten! It seems my soul is like a filthy pond, wherein fish die soon, and frogs live long.
But this I can identify with!