• Question: What in the realm of science, in your opinion, will we never know or have a plausible theory for?

    Asked by strangeness to Arttu, Ceri, James_M, Philip on 22 Jun 2011.
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      Arttu Rajantie answered on 22 Jun 2011:

      I would say that if we know that we can can never know something or even have a plausible theory for it, then strictly speaking it is not in the realm of science. (Not that it is in the realm of anything else then, either…) But I guess there are questions that we may or may not find answers to, and with these the best thing we can do is to try the scientific approach and see if it leads to an answer. An example of a question like this is why the universe exists.