The limits of our knowledge

The most basic questions of all can not yet be answered.

  • What is life?
  • How does life start and does it end?
  • Why are we here?
  • Why is there “something” and not “nothing”?
  • Why do we exist?
  • What is consciousness?
  • What are the rules or laws that governs the “system” we are part of?
  • What are the components or building blocks of what we observe?
  • What is the role of observation?
  • How do the branches of science interconnect?
  • Is there a “grand solution” or “grand answer”

Our knowledge is progressing all the time, but historically – at any time – what has been the current knowledge has always been superseded by new knowledge. Letting the new knowledge into our lives is a slow process, there follows heated debate, and logic is not always the master. The sciences we have today are fairly new, and new sciences will be seen, maybe in combination with newly found knowledge. Life sciences and systems sciences are now growing in importance.

So we keep pushing for understanding: to develop our inner being, to understand how we function, to control the forces in our lives, to achieve consciousness. Understanding the physics or biology of it all are details – focus must be shifted to a wider understanding.

Large areas of knowledge are still obviously kept from us. Accepting and making this understanding important will make it easier to make progress. There is no reason to get angry or find enemies over new ideas – there is always reason to speculate and maybe we should do more of it – in the name of progress?

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