Looking into the immensity of space, man also looks into the depths of godhead.
First, in the spontaneous stage, where reflection is not yet developed, and art is imperfect, humanity has thought only of the immensity around it.
He simply reports that immensity and eternity are inevitable negative ideas, and also that every endeavour to realize them in positive images must be an attempt to represent as quantity what is beyond quantity.
At the end of his life he wrote of Amiel, "The man who has time to keep a private diary has never understood the immensity of the universe."
Clarke appeals to the immensity of time and space as involving infinity in God.