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Title
Is there a limit to scientific understanding?
Date created
December 6, 2017
Major group
Thinking
Tag
C-critical thinking, F-framework, H-hierarchy, K-kernel, Q-question, R-rationale, V-validation, Y-yardstick
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ARTICLE: Science will hit the buffers at some point. There are two reasons why this might happen. The optimistic one is that we clean up and codify certain areas (such as atomic physics) to the point that there’s no more to say. A second, more worrying possibility is that we’ll reach the limits of what our brains can grasp. There might be concepts, crucial to a full understanding of physical reality, that we aren’t aware of, any more than a monkey comprehends Darwinism or meteorology. Some insights might have to await a post-human intelligence.


 

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