Gould reemphasizes on the complexity of the universe opposing the claim of Pierre-Simon Laplace regarding the prediction of the future. He remarks, "The nature of the universal complexity shatter this chimerical dreams." The exaggerating words "Chimerical" and "Dreams" refers to something that is the product of imagination, too unrealistic to bee be true! On the other hand "Shatter" picture something broken suddenly and violently into small pieces. Thus, he leads the readers to envision Laplace building his imaginary dreams and expectations that was destroyed by the reality of this word.