Question 402

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46 Responses to “Question 402”

  1. Lock:

    No. Because there’s beauty in uncertainty.

  2. Angria:

    In general, no. But, sometimes I really wish I could have the questions that plague my mind answered…

  3. Jay:

    I already do.

  4. No, but I would like to know if I would know the answers someday. In a afterlife or something. But still, not now

  5. council:

    no but yes

  6. crystal:

    No, because the truth is ugly. My wondering mind is what gives me faith, the faith I look to when the darkness sets in and the faith that makes me believe that life is a gift

  7. Laura:

    I think we do live in a world where everything CAN be explained: whether or not we KNOW or even can know the explanation is an entirely different matter. But I wouldn’t want to live in a world where everything WAS explained (if we knew everything about everything, then nothing would be as interesting).

  8. Yes, then may be world will be less magical but it will be very easy to live

  9. Kat:

    Yes, they said could so if you wanted you could still live with uncertainty but other things that I feel I need to know I could get answers for.

  10. none:

    Of course.

  11. Aaron:

    heckie naw! What’s the fun in life if there’s nothing new to learn?

  12. Leila:

    Laura makes a good point. i think everything in this world CAN be explained, but right now i wouldn’t want to live in a world in which i KNEW the answers to everything. how boring. isn’t that the excitement of life? for example, part of what makes love so magical is that you can’t explain it. it’s mysterious and wondrous.

  13. b:

    no. not knowing how something occurs makes living worth while

  14. V3nD1:

    Ignorance is bliss.

  15. Jessica:

    No! It would make the world a lot less magical.

  16. Valley:

    No, some things are better left unknown.

  17. Vicky:

    Nop ! Mystery is beautiful and discovering is fun
    Life is always getting more complex so i dont this it is achievable to explain everything

  18. lena:

    I belive it was Einstein that once said ” The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible.”

  19. Derrick:

    At times, of course, but life is a mystery and we’re living to solve it our own ways.

  20. B3SH0Y:

    I’d like to live in a world where everyone could be understood.

  21. Gabe:

    Wow… great question! never thought of this before. but I would have to say no. that would be boring world to live in

  22. Wolfgang:

    Scientists proofed “asking” and question marks make intelligent and alert, alive. Exclamationmarks, perfect answers, over time fat and sluggish. Everything then is determined. I choose a world of question marks, surprises, adventures, life, – even bit stressy sometimes.

  23. Marguerite:

    if we had an explanation for everything we would no longer be human, we will have evolved into something greater

  24. Heath:

    Such a world would belong in an entirely different universe. Also (as other’s have said above) just because everything CAN be explained doesn’t mean it HAS been explained. And to take that even further: just because everything HAS been explained, doesn’t mean that any ONE person knows everything. You could live in a fully explained world and still have huge gaps in your knowledge.

    I enjoy mystery and discovery, but just because things have been explored and explained to their utmost, does not mean they are not still beautiful. For example, ‘we’ know extremely well how the systems of pressure, gravity, and heat (among others) all work together to make waves. That doesn’t make the ocean’s shore any less hypnotizing and gorgeous 🙂

    Back to my original observation, however. I do not believe that we will ever be able to fully understand the universe from inside it. To paraphrase (or read into) a proof of the great mathematician Godel: no system can fully be modeled by anything less complex than itself. In other words, no one being will ever fully understand the universe, because to do so would mean that being’s understanding would have to encompass every single thing/force/interaction in the entire universe, including it’s own understanding. In other words, only what we would describe as a God (or an entity separate from or external to our universe) could truly “explain” everything. To put it more poetically…

    “Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.” – Dune by Frank Herbert

  25. Rayton:

    No. It would get really boring soon enough to live on such world. I think that despite the fact that many things in our life lies in the dark and people wish they knew them, it’s better off to leave certain things unknown.

  26. Rachel:

    That would be my absolute HELL

  27. 109:

    Of course yes! You might say you’d rather now know, or that ignorance is bliss, but Eugene Gendlin says “People can stand what is true, for they are already enduring it.” If there is an explanation, knowing it doesn’t make the thing itself worse.

    Others of you think that explaining things make them less magical, but I disagree completely. The universe is so large; the sky is filled with stars and galaxies and who knows what else, all moving at different speeds and doing different things. A long time ago, we believed that those lights in the sky were small and static, that they were much smaller than the Earth, and unmoving, and unchanging. How much more awe-inspiring they have become now that we know what they really are! Nor is the rainbow any less beautiful to me, now that I know how the light rays are bent.

    I say, search for the explanations! There is so much more beneath the surfaces of things. It would surely be a loss to mankind if we cannot uncover and appreciate the beauty hidden there.

  28. Charli:

    Yes, if we could explain why terrible things happen, what exactly it was that caused someone to murder others, or kill themselves, why some women miscarry, why some children get cotdeath why some have heart attacks at fourty and others live to over a hundred, then maybe we could know how to make the world a better place.

  29. Justin:

    I agree with most people who said no. However, I rather have things explained after an event happened. But sometimes we are living in that world because sometimes some answers come right away and some answers came through future events and some answers we will never know because we learned it is not important.

  30. Yes, cuz life would be less difficult.No religions, no lies , no delusions, no hell, no scary monsters, no contreversy, no judgment, no people dying for believing more in the supernatural rather than science, no sacrificies,no worries about death,etc. Still, its kinda sad to learn that there is no afterlife and that you wont see your beloved ones that died ever again.

  31. Raven:

    Everything can be explained by science. We just need to discover it.

  32. philip thorn:

    what Raven said

  33. Tris:

    No because I like to wonder. I like not always knowing and trying to piece together my own answers and theories. The unknown fuels beliefs, morals, and so much more.

  34. Maya:

    I do not need the answers to why we exist or any of nature`s wonders. But I would like to know why there is so much pain and suffering.

  35. Haze:

    No thank you. Such a world would destroy curiosity. A lack of curiosity leads to mental death.

  36. dara:

    we already do! we just haven’t figured it all out yet!

  37. Brigette:

    But I don’t want to live in a world that can explain love. That would be boring.

  38. Alexander:

    Everything can be explained, we just need to find out first.

  39. Nick:

    Yes but no.

  40. Asher:

    Not without effort on my part. I don’t want to live in a world of intellectual laziness. I want to live in a world where anything can be explained if we try hard enough to find the answers ourselves.

  41. rosa:

    no. since if everything can be explained, we would not acquire new knowledge.

  42. Bailey:

    No. If you lived in a world where everything was explained there is no point in discovering it. Nothing would be new everything would stay the same.

  43. No. I don’t want to lose the fun, excitement and fulfillment of discovering things.

  44. Moudi:

    Of course not, life wouldn’t be fun anymore

  45. Copper:

    We really do live in a society where everything has an explanation, we just don’t know all of them. But if we knew all the explanations, living life would be pretty pointless. It would require no faith and no adventure.

  46. Hotchkiss:

    No. The word ‘CURIOSITY’ will no longer mysterious. It will be solve too easily.
    Brain are only use to memorize what already have. Never so interesting and fun anymore, does it?

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