What Questions Don't We Know To Ask?

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  1. The Rhetoric of Life

    The Rhetoric of Life Well-Known Member

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    What questions DON'T WE KNOW to ask?


    What might they be?

    Is it improbable or impossible for a human limited to human brains and human senses to even ask a question we don't know to ask?

    It might be possible and less improbable if we ever unlock mysteries of the universe through whatever we're trying to figure out in space; and wonder of what we don't know to ask.


    What DON'T we know?
     
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    mbk734 Well-Known Member

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    I think about these when I'm feeling philosophical.
    We don't know how life began whether there is or is not a God.
    We don't know how large the universe is or if there are multiple universes.
    We don't know why there is anything rather than nothing.
    We can't agree on what God is or what is impossible.
     
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    bricklayer Well-Known Member Donor

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    Every answer to the above question reduces the potential for an answer to the above question.
     
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    What we know: the facts verified by scientific methodology.

    What we don't know: everything else

    ;)
     
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    bricklayer Well-Known Member Donor

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    The closest thing that we will ever have to proof positive of anything is experimental repeatability
     
  6. The Rhetoric of Life

    The Rhetoric of Life Well-Known Member

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    Well what experiments can we do that we haven't thought of yet?
    Limited by our own physiology, are we able to do the correct/right experiments that will yield data we might not even be able to comprehend?
     
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    What about AI?

    Can AI help where our human brains can't?

    'Artificial Intelligence'
     
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  8. The Rhetoric of Life

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    We're a species who use tools, why not use a tool to think for us where we ourselves cannot?
     
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    The Wyrd of Gawd Well-Known Member

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    What does a young goat that was boiled in its mother*s milk taste like?
     
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    Like goat boiled in goat's milk?
     
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    Well that of course does raise the question of can man actually create a tool greater than man.
     
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    Right now there is no actual AI. Just superior number crunching.
     
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    Swensson Devil's advocate

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    Am I right in saying that if I was to suggest an answer to this question, it would by definition be something we knew, and therefore not an answer to the question?
     
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    In what context do you ask the above question? In a context in which anything is possible, your question begs its answer. If one were ask the above question in a context that eliminated the most wildly remote improbabilities, the above question may be among them.
     
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    If we don't know what the questions are then why are you asking us what they are?

    Its obvious we don't know what they are or we would be asking them.

    Sorry but this is a dumb thread.

    Like we know what these questions are but are keeping them secret.

    lol
     
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    Here's one for the alleged god … Why don't ya bring old Georgie Bush back to life this weekend and punk us nonbelievers?
     
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    Because then you would be forced to believe.

    Kinda defeats the point of faith now doesn't it?
     
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    Blind faith is for suckers, Spooks.

    And you'll probably never see a miracle like Bush coming back from the dead cuz, well, like Big Al said … your god is nothing more than the product of human weaknesses...
     
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    In the fairy tale about Moses and the Ten Commandments Moses spends two separate periods of forty days and nights on the mountain without any food or water. As you know humans can't survive forty days and nights without food and water and especially when doing hard manual labor like lugging heavy stone tablets down a mountain in your arms. So why didn't Moses get sick and die from the ordeal?

    Since Moses was not affected by his extreme experiences why was it necessary to give the people quails and manna and water? They could have simply done what Moses had done twice = go without.
     

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