Cotton Swabs

Srila Prabhupada often referred to the planets by pointing out that Krsna floats them like cotton swabs. E.g.: “And there are millions of planets floating in the sky like swabs of cotton. So if we give so much credit to the scientists who have manufactured a sputnik, how much more credit we should give to the person who has manufactured this universal arrangement. This is Krsna consciousness—appreciating the greatest artist, the greatest scientist.” (Journey of Self Discovery, Chapter 2, “The Supreme Artist”). What do we or scientists really know about the “law”of gravity? Heavenly bodies attract one another and therefore orbit at specified distances and in recurring cycles – all at random?! Gimme a break!