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Emily Baker

The Institute of Art and Ideas

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Can science uncover the origin of everything?

I started thinking about this when I came across this quote by Einstein:

“It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.”

And then I found this talk about the boundaries between science and philosophy when it comes to explaining the universe and nothingness:

http://iai.tv/video/the-origin-of-everything

So what do you think? Can science satisfy our craving for knowledge about our origins? Or would it be too dry? Do we need to hang on to a part of mystery?

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    Apr 22 2013: I think that since Science constantly evolves, it might be able to uncover many mysteries of the Universe, maybe even its true nature. But we cannot base our research only on science -we have to base also on philosophy and other ways of explaining the world. Most of them might be creations of the mind but, still, for them to have been thought, they must have some basis. Scientists or non-scientists, we should expand our horizons and open our minds.

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