What Science Will Never Be Able to Explain (The Washington Post)


“When I got into science, my goal was ambitious but simple: to devise a theory that could explain ‘everything,’ at least everything about the physical world,” writes Dartmouth’s Marcelo Gleiser in a Washington Post opinion piece. “I wanted to know The Truth. But alas, decades spent practicing science taught me a lesson that was both wonderful and humbling: We can’t know everything.”

Gleiser, a professor of physics and astronomy and the Appleton Professor of Natural Philosophy, continues, “To know all answers, we need to start by knowing all questions. And that is simply impossible. Our view of the world will always be incomplete.”

Read the full opinion piece, published 7/14/14 by The Washington Post.

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