Epicurean Dragons

Original image: Morning Dragons by Roger Dean



“Moreover, when an abundant supply of matter is available, when space is at hand and there is no obstruction from any object or force, 1070 things most eertainly must happen and objects must be created. And if the fund ofseeds is so vast that the sum ofthe lives ofall living creatures would not suffice to count it, if the same foree of nature is still operative and possesses the power to assemble all the seeds of things in the same order in which they have been assembled in our world, you are bound to admit that in other parts of the universe there are other worlds inhabited by many different peoples and species of wild beasts.” (De Rerum Natura, 1068-1076; translated by M. F. Smith)