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Why does the universe have to be so mysterious?

Asked by Blackberry (31920points) June 30th, 2011

Why can’t we just figure it all out? What capabilities would we need to do this? And by capabilities, I mean technological, and mental.

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Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Why not? It’s not there just for us to figure out. It just is.

KateTheGreat's avatar

I don’t think it’d as interesting if we knew EVERYTHING. Sure, it’d be great to know.

I don’t know if I’m the only one, but learning about our universe and contemplating how vast it is and how it surpasses all of our imaginations is something that I love.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

To keep us from getting bored. If it had an owners manual some guy would take it apart and not be able to put it back together, and then we’d all be screwed.

JilltheTooth's avatar

What would we talk about on Fluther if it was all easy?

redfeather's avatar

We’d be so bored if we knew everything. There’d be nothing to strive for. How depressing.

mazingerz88's avatar

@Blackberry What just happened that made us wonder about the mysteries of the universe today dude? Milk swirling in our Starbucks coffee cup? Yes?

I think the universe is not even trying to be mysterious. I think it’s waiting for us to get past our weaning stage of sucking from the nipple of ignorance. Scientifically that is.

But wait, indulge me for a minute. Sometimes I think, yeah, maybe humans have souls and they carry our memories and as souls could travel and explore and understand the universe. Yeah. That would be nice. ( Would there be a bathroom for souls somewhere out in the universe? )

rOs's avatar

I guess it’s 4:20 somewhere....~

It’s more fun to wonder, isn’t it? The mysteries of the universe are something you’re meant to experience, not understand.

CaptainHarley's avatar

@Blackberry… patience, my friend. Patience! : )

redfeather's avatar

@Blackberry do you dislike being titillated?

flutherother's avatar

Einstein said “The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible”.

We understand a tremendous amount about how the Universe works and how it came into being. We have established the laws that govern the Universe and we know these laws apply everywhere. We even predicted antimatter and black holes before these things were ever observed in nature.

On the other hand Einstein loved the mystery of the Universe and he also wrote this “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”

mazingerz88's avatar

@Blackberry Here I find this nice, pretend it’s Fluther jellies singing in the background. Lol.

Jeruba's avatar

I don’t think it is mysterious at all. I just think we are limited.

But we’re doing the best we can with what we’ve got, brain-wise-speaking. Figuring things out goes well beyond necessity for us and becomes our most magnificent entertainment.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Ir could be because the majority of Earth’s humanity is more concerned about what affects them personally. Due to this, not enough time and money is devoted to exploring the universe. The ones that care to study and publish their theories are few and far between when compared to the general population around the world.

josie's avatar

Consiousness is the universe’s way of recognizing itself. Just has to evolve some more.

Berserker's avatar

Maybe the problem is us, rather than the universe. I mean it’s just there, chillin’ like a villain. It’s like ants. We wouldn’t know anything about them if we hadn’t studied them. And they’re right there in my cereal! Damn buttwagons, get outta there.

I agree with @Pied_Pfeffer though. We’d rather sell cars than explore shit. I’m convinced that we have the brains and the skills to come up with means to explore further than we have, hell yeah. And some is being done, but probbaly not as much as it could. Not that I personally do anything to accommodate universe exploration though. I guess the blame is on the standard mindframe?

mazingerz88's avatar

@Symbeline Let me get this straight, you called ants buttwagons? : )

Berserker's avatar

I sure bloody did, mang. :)

JilltheTooth's avatar

Nah, the selling of cars allows the buyers of cars to have easier access to the places that enhance the ability to explore various kinds of shit. Another mystery solved.

Berserker's avatar

Maybe, but most people use em to go to work.

JilltheTooth's avatar

But there ya go, @Symbeline , we now have a classic half-full vs half-empty conundrum going on…another universal philosophical mystery! I am so not lettin you get away wif nuffin here!

Berserker's avatar

Well it doesn’t matter how much or how little there is, what’s important is what it is; so what kinda car you got? XD Seeee lol.

mattbrowne's avatar

An unmysterious universe would produce helium and a bunch of photons which never wonder about the unmysterious universe.

Trillions of synaptic connections come at a price.

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