Thus the direction of true scientific progress was for many ages towards the recognition of the infinite divisibility of space and time.
In truth therefore these attributes do not belong to body at all; and if we go on in the same way testing the received qualities of matter, we shall find that in the last resort we understand nothing by it but extension, with the secondary and derivative characters of divisibility and mobility.
If matter is extended and fills space, the same mental operation by which we recognize the divisibility of space may be applied, in imagination at least, to the matter which occupies space.
Evidently upon his and view of conscious experience, of the world of imagination, ti such infinite divisibility must be a fiction.
Tests of divisibility Or how can we tell if a number can be divided exactly by another number?