Quote: Originally Posted by Captain Zero
Quote: Originally Posted by Antman
We cannot know. We can wonder.
That's a ludicrous statement. You suggest that we are destined to ponder our navels until the end of time? Never fully understanding what it is or why it's there? I beg to differ.
Newton, Copernicus, Ptolemy, Galileo, Brahe, et al., all postulated formulations that, given the evidence, clearly explained their universe - or at least made tremendous strides towards its better understanding.
These 'heretics' were dismissed or even worse, as in Galileo's case, imprisoned for extolling such vitriol.
I beg to agree with Antman,
Newton, Copernicus, Ptolemy, Galileo, Brahe,
They were all were right in their time, and although many of their theories still hold water today, an equal amount of their theories were proven wrong over time.
And so will be some if not all of the theories we "believe" to be true today.
They recently found out the universe is not ever expanding after the big bang, as was believed for the last 15 years.
But that it is pulsating, meaning after the momentum of the expansion has come to a halt, the universe will start shrinking again until it is back to the single dot it was when it began, and then there will be a new big bang.
This theory came about because they found out the expansion is slowing down.
We yet have to discover 90% of our oceans, let alone the universe.
I know you don't want to hear this, but yes:
We will never know everything.
All scientist realize this. (they will always have jobs because of it