Adherence to the scientific method is unquestionably one of the single greatest achievements in human history. Yet the more I read about many recent scientific advancements the more I find myself dismayed.
From biology to physics the scholarly community at large is proposing some rather fantastic ideas. Conscious machines. An infinite number of parallel universes. I don't preclude the possibility of such things, and I follow the logic proponents use to argue in their favor. But in many instances these and similar ideas are being put forward as foregone conclusions. I find this presumptuous at best, and at worst, arrogant.
Which brings me to the point of this blog. Perhaps it's time we considered an alternative. Perhaps it's time we stepped back and asked ourselves what the human brain is and isn't capable of. It is, after all, only three pounds of organic matter. Isn't it possible, even likely, that we're going to bump into things our minds can't come to terms with in any meaningful sense?
I outline the argument in greater detail in the book referenced on this website. Its pages have received far more attention to detail than can be provided in a blog. The book builds on many mathematical, scientific, and philosophical paradoxes to support the conjecture that our mind/brains simply aren't up to the task of knowing everything. I take great joy in contemplating them and I hope you will, too.
As for the Beyond Comprehension website, I hope it can serve as a place for like-minded individuals to interact, sharing their own thoughts and ideas. One important caveat. Please bear in mind that it's important to maintain rational, scientific, evidence based discourse.
Thank you. And again, welcome...