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Graihagh Jackson

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Will science ever tell us everything there is to know?

Every day on the news, you read of break throughs, discoveries and new findings in science. But I wonder whether one day mankind will ever be able to know everything there is to know - why the universe (or indeed multiverse) exists; why laws themselves exist; and so forth.

As science moves onwards and upwards, are there any barriers that could stop us in having a theory of everything?


Closing Statement from Graihagh Jackson

I think some of the really central points made here is that to be able to know everything, means we have to be able to measure everything. Will we ever be able to measure everything? It seems unlikely. Besides, how would we ever know we knew everything? Absolute truth is unattainable and at any rate, the nature of human curiousity will inevitably mean we will continue to search for 'truths.' It seems that the majority post and comments on this debate was no - science won't tell us everything we need to know.

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  • Feb 5 2014: Entropy Driven for the last time

    ? 120 multiplied by 3, is ......

    ? Number of degrees to a circle is ......

    Its not a forum you need, its a calculator

    And more seeds of truth have been growing for some time, and will continue to grow in cyber space, regardless of the closed minded.

    • Feb 6 2014: Question Carl,

      What makes you think that because 120 times 3 is 360, and because there's 360 degrees in a circle, both things are the very same?

      In your misguided example, a circle with a radius of 60cm does not magically transform each cm in the perimeter into a degree. You are missing close to 4.7% of the size of what each degree covers in this circumference, and in the end you miss close to 17cm of the circle. 360cm do not cover the whole circumference Carl. You have been fooled by the number 360.

      Also: sides are not the same as angles. Lengths are not areas, etc, etc, etc.

      As per your wire: a 36cm wire shaped in the form of an equilateral triangle would cover an area of 62.35 sq cm. Shaped as a square it would cover: 9*9=81 sq cm. Clearly different areas with the same perimeter. So, shape changes the area covered. So what makes you think that if you shape it as a circle it will cover the same area as the equilateral triangle?

      You are so basically wrong, that maybe you will never understand it. No matter how clearly explained, you will find a convoluted way of dismissing this basic math. But it does not work Carl. Math remains the same regardless of your preferences.


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