God is continuously ordering matter by his thought. His thinking was not anterior to his creating and there never was a time when he did not create, the Ideas themselves having been with him from the beginning. For God's will is not posterior to him, but is always with him, for natural motions never give out. Thus ever thinking he creates, and furnishes to sensible things the principle of their existence, so that both should exist together: the ever-creating Divine Mind and the sense-perceptible things to which beginning of being is given ( Prov. ).
This is a major milestone, regardless of the outcome. While its passage is highly unlikely at this point in time, it will not be the final attempt… You can take that to the bank.
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The smallest formats specified originally were A13, B13, C8 and D8.