Is there something the human brain cannot comprehend?
As in, have the human species reached a limit in intellectual capability? Creatures such as dogs cannot be taught complex ideas such as quantum physics or freedom of speech. Humans, on the other hand, have a good grasp on the universe and the way it works. Even if there is a lot we still need to learn, we are usually able to comprenhend or even make use of new information once we are able to measure it and observe it. However, a dog can see its own reflection, yet have no idea what the mirror is, nor the fact that the reflection is a portrayal of itself. Is there perhaps an extraterrestrial with a powerful brain that can comprehend something so foreign and complex as to make the human brain's capability comparable to that of a dog when their's is scaled to that of a human??
- Anonymous2 months agoFavourite answer
This is just a different form of the question: "Is there something out there that is UNEXPLAINABLE versus just being UNEXPLAINED?". The answer is no. Humans have the ability to learn and grow and expand their brain power and ability to understand. There is nothing that we will not learn or be able to learn eventually.
We have absolutely no evidence of the abundance or rarity of life in the universe. Until we find literally anything living outside of Earth, we cannot make any meaningful statements on it's capabilities. For all we know, we are the only intelligent species in the Universe. probably not, but someone has to be first.
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- Chris AncorLv 72 months ago
"Life, the Universe & Everything', but don't give up yet.
- RED-CHROMELv 62 months ago
Yes there is... SPACE and the UNIVERSE... but we try to, though
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- PhilomelLv 72 months ago
Yes, The experience of death.
People have died, been revived and they don't remember any part of death.
They also don't remember amnesia.
- The_Doc_ManLv 72 months ago
No human brain could ever fully comprehend itself since to do that you would have to hold all the brain already holds - and then add comprehension of that information to it. That would lead to a brain overflow, I think.
Unless, of course, you have an empty brain.
- cosmoLv 72 months ago
At present, no human brain comprehends the theory of physics that unifies gravity with quantum mechanics.
- DixonLv 72 months ago
Most people couldn't understand the mathematics underlying the behavior of a spinning top. And indeed plenty of adults never really get the hang of percentages.
- derframLv 72 months ago
Infinite or infinity. How many apples do you have if you have an infinite number of apples? How long would it take you to travel an infinite distance if you were traveling at infinite speed? The known universe is expanding at an ever increasing rate - where will the edges be after an infinite amount of time?
- Anonymous2 months ago
Yes, and it's why women take so long in the bathroom each morning!
- Andrew SmithLv 72 months ago
I don't think you have met many dogs. You would be amazed what many of them can comprehend. You may also be amazed to realize how little the AVERAGE human thinks that they comprehend. You cannot compare the output of an entire society with the capabilities of any one individual of ANY species.