This is a bit of an epic fail

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Steve Layman’s shares “7 Questions About the Universe That No One Has Answered“:

…There’s also so much mess after 4.5 billion years of geophysics that some of our best information about the planet’s origins come from meteorites and the cratering of other worlds — outsourced. Speaking of other worlds, we’re not even sure we understand where the Moon came from, maybe it was a giant impact, maybe not. For an allegedly clever species on a small rocky planet this is a bit of an epic fail…

There’s an awful lot we don’t know (far more than just the examples here). But the point is not to get despondent, because this ignorance is a beautiful thing. It’s what ultimately drives science, and it’s what makes the universe truly awe-inspiring. After the hundreds of thousands of years that Homo sapienshas loped around, the cosmos can still elude our fidgety, inquisitive minds, easily outracing our considerable imaginations. How wonderful.

~ Caleb A. Scharf, Scientific American


Image Credit. Thank you Steve Layman.


Comments

  1. and what would life be without the joys of wonder and curiosity?

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  2. Odds are good we don’t fully know what we don’t know..long may we ponder.

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  3. Looks great!

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  4. A little humility can go a long way.

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  5. Curiosity, humility, and gratitude: A winning combination! I love the photo too.
    Russ

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  6. David, you are brilliant at selecting inspiring and thought provoking passages & photos. You have a gift and I’m grateful to receive it. Thank you.

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