> I often wonder if we are able to understand many
> things. There are limitations of the human brain.
> It was not "built" for understanding the universe
> after all. We seem to be unable to comprehend
> simple things. Gravity, infinity, time, I doubt we
> will ever fully understand them.
Sorry I missed this post before. I think you are absolutely right. Our brains have adapted to interpret the world in order to maximize survival not understanding on this hostile little planet of ours. Mathematics and scientific inquiry give us tools for understanding but everything points to there being a whole vast array of phenomenon that even the brightest of us are simply not able to comprehend. We are probably the pinnacle of conscious understanding here on Earth but that does not mean we are the be all of conscious thought or that we are even capable of understanding the true nature of reality.
Maybe if we evolve into something else.
Concepts like infinity are almost impossible to comprehend at least in my pea-brain.
I just find the theories fun to explore. I am sure I come across as arrogant when I get all fired up about discussing and debating some of these but I think it is important to establish parameters of what we can say is probably true do to experimentation and what is pure conjecture.
Scientific method has done a lot for us. Given us computers to talk to each other and extended our lifespans by eradicating diseases that used to kill.
But certain questions it is just not designed to answer so we are still whistling in the dark in the proverbial cave.
I find it great sport to ask questions though - especially if you find someone who can provide challenging, authoritative answers for debate.