An image of the universe as a clock wound up by God and ticking along with its gears governed by the laws of physics. This idea was very important in the Enlightenment, when scientists realized that Newton's laws of motion, including the law of universal gravitation, could explain the behavior of the solar system.
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Because the universe is governed by laws, and there is no credible instance on record of those laws being suspended.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
The world may end, the heavens fall, yet loving voices would still find an echo in the ruins of the universe.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
Yet will not the heart be bereaved of its vision; it still sees a smile of tenderness in the universe.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
Then came the world's revolutioniser, steam, and no place in the universe has profited more by its introduction than this town.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
As far above the interference of man as is the government of the external universe, is that designated the covenant, as ordained.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham