Questions No One Knows the Answers Too...
April 3, 2013 11:05pm CST
So I stumbled across this video not that long ago and it thoroughly interests me. It talks about many questions that we often ask ourselves but that no one really knows the answers too... and yet when we are little we just assume that someone knows the answers to these complicated questions. The two questions that this video asks are: 1)How many universes are there? 2) Why can't we see evidence of alien life? I think that this video is thoroughly engaging and I often re-watch it.... it makes me ponder. Please take a listen and comment what you think :) It is called: Questions no one knows the answers too (full version) by Chris Anderson. I would paste the link here but I cannot...apparently you need a rating of over 500 for that :(... it can be found on youtube.
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5 Apr 13
For question number 1, I can say that there is only one universe and according to some study it continues expanding its size. And if there are other universe, what do you think that separates these universes? Well there is nothing else but space. Universe is a space. For number 2, you ask about aliens. Well, no one knows. the universe is a huge mystery. No one have been to other solar systems. We just even having a hard time to reach mars and note no human had visited Mars. Only a robot.
5 Apr 13
I think so far in our research we are probably correct in stating that there is only one universe, but you are right in saying that studies show that it is expanding. Well if we think about the universe we know that it is made up of matter and anti-matter, and we know that there is "space" in-between the particles, so that is what would separate the other universes. I do agree though that the universe is space, and it is extremely hard to fathom there being more than one. I think in time we will find out, or maybe not. Either way, I hope one day we will be able to visit other galaxies and see other solar systems. I think this could be really neat... in so long as we don't run into hostile territory of course. Thank you for replying!
4 Apr 13
I will not try to answer those question coz I really do not know the answer. But given the fact that there are question we can't answer, I think that's fine. I think things beyond human knowledge at the moment are the reason why we have to appreciate the idea of "learning"
4 Apr 13
I would have to agree with you in saying that we need to appreciate the idea of learning because there are things that go beyond our limited knowledge. Sometimes things are better left unanswered. I am not saying that there has to be an answer, I am just wondering what people think about these questions. I like the idea of there not being an answer because it leaves it up for opinion.
4 Apr 13
It depends. The only aliens I know that exist are people who are not residents in a specific country. But, if you talked about aliens that live outside the earth, I believe they don't exist. Earth is the only inhabited place in the universe. God made us. Movie Directors created alien characters.
4 Apr 13
I guess it really depends on what you believe in. I am talking about aliens that live outside of earth, perhaps in another galaxy, and on another planet. How do you know that earth is the only inhabited place in the universe? The universe has millions upon millions of galaxies and stars... earth is the only place that we are aware of, and the reason for this is because we do not have technology that can extend to the farthest reaches of the universe. I am going to bring in some philosophy here. Do you know about the Theory of the Forms? If not, it may be a worthwhile read. Nevertheless, it posits that we believe that something is something because we have always known that form. So take for instance, we know what a chair is and all of the variants of chairs, because that is the form of a chair, and there is no other form as such. So ask yourself, why do you know the things you know, well simply put... because you were taught these forms. According to the theory these forms are inherent and innate. So apply this to aliens. How do we come up with an image of aliens if we do not already know the form? Because we posit that aliens are in a similar form as us, we cannot fathom an alien that does not have the same resemblance to us because we do not have the intelligence to think outside ourselves. I think this is a huge flaw. Movie directors created aliens? If so, why? Purely for thrills and giggles? I doubt that. Humans are naturally afraid of the unknown and thus we must have a face of what might be out there. That is all. But this cannot be proven that the origin of this idea came from movie directors... I do not think that we can say for sure that they exist, but I don't think we can say that they do not. It really depends on if you are a full fledged God believer. But even then, just because (in your opinion) God made us, does not mean he did not make someone else. Why can there not be aliens and God? Or one or the other? There are billions of planets... how can we be so special as to say we are the only living humans in this universe? I don't think we have the right to say this. We are really not that superior as we tend to make ourselves out to be. Just a working opinion on my part though. Thank you for answering! :).
• Marikina, Philippines
20 Apr 13
It is true. He he Anyway, people have limited knowledge. We are not perfect. The question that is difficult to answer is the one who could answer is God alone. No more and no less that is why the description of God was said to be all-knowing, omnipresent, omniscient and perfect but, we are only people who ask many questions and want to know all the mysterious life here on earth.