I ask you to look both ways. For the road to knowledge of the stars leads through the atom; and important knowledge of the atom has been reached through the stars.
According to Wikipedia, he is famous for his work regarding the Theory of Relativity. Eddington wrote a number of articles which announced and explained Einstein’s theory of general relativity to the English-speaking world.
I love this quote because it reminds me of "glocal", reminds me of the method I’ve developed for authenticity in writing: in order to write about what’s out there, start first in here… Begin with the atom of sensation as it becomes thought … Also work from the outside in: when the outside hurts or excites or delights follow the trail inwards to the source of meaning…
You’re right. I need to take my tablets.