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10 things that can not be explained by science

10 things that can not be explained by science

June 15, 2024

The human being has sought since ancient times an explanation to all the phenomena, situations and elements that are part of life. Science was born from the search for an explanation to these phenomena and aspects, trying to gather objective knowledge based on verifiable assumptions so that other types of explanations of a more subjective nature are left behind.

Thanks to it we have made unthinkable advances in other times, improving the understanding of the universe and ourselves and allowing us to reach an unprecedented state of wellbeing, extending our life expectancy and allowing our flowering and development. However, there are still a lot of aspects that can not yet be explained. Throughout this article are shown 10 things that can not be explained by science , At least for the moment.

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Ten debatable or unexplainable aspects of science

Here we present a dozen things that can not be fully explained by science today, or that although they are considered proven they can be subject to debate.

1. The veracity of logic and mathematics

Taking into account that science is based largely on logical and mathematical assumptions, explain and prove from it the veracity of mathematics it is redundant and prevents a real falsification of the results . For example, we assume that if we add one plus one the result will always be two unless we introduce other elements. The fact that aspects as objective as mathematics are not totally reliable has been discussed by various theories, such as chaos theory.

2. Metaphysics

How do we know that we are not the product of a dream of another person, that there are other people besides ourselves or that our existence does not just begin in this same minute, being our memories something implanted from the outside? What happens after death or how the universe appeared?

Aspects such as these can be analyzed in the light of reason and from science can discuss different theories more or less credible, but despite this they can not be fully explained and demonstrated in an objective way to be our perception biased by our own subjectivity.

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3. Ethical and moral concepts

Morality has always been and will be subjective. What a person considers good, bad, cruel, compassionate, romantic, disgusting, sensitive or hard can be considered completely differently by another or even by the same person at a different time or situation. And is that at the scientific level it is only possible to demonstrate concrete facts , not being explained by the scientific method the value judgments we make of them.

4. Dark energy and dark matter

Dark matter and energy are another aspect of reality that science can not explain. What exactly is each of them and the reason for their existence remains a mystery to this day, although its existence is deduced from the behavior of matter and it is possible to theorize about how they work (for example, the existence of dark energy is sustained by its supposed effect on the progressive expansion of the universe while that of dark matter is extrapolated from the study of the gravitational behavior of the different celestial bodies).

5. Light: Particle or wave? Is your speed the maximum possible?

Light is one of the elements that have been most taken into account in various scientific theories and in the explanation of numerous phenomena. However, there are still many unknowns regarding this aspect. For example, it is still debated if the photons behave like particles or like waves , varying the answer to this doubt according to the observation made.

Likewise, Einstein's theory of relativity establishes the speed of light as the maximum possible. However with the passage of time has begun to discuss the possibility that there are higher speeds than this, as for example the own dark energy.

6. Life

Although science has speculated since the beginning of time where life comes from and has established various theories about how it is formed (and even allows the creation of life forms from inorganic material, at least at the cellular level), is not able to explain what causes certain particles to establish relationships with each other or what makes an organism alive .

7. Chance and chance

The existence of chance, chance, entropy and chaos is something that science is and has been aware of throughout its history.However, while you can work in try to bring order to the universe the existence of said chaos could not be explained or understood.

8. Consciousness

Each and every one of us knows that we exist. We think, we feel, we believe, we do. We are But what are we? ¿Where does this self-awareness come from? What makes us know something differentiated from the rest of the environment? To this day it is still something unknown that science is not able to explain.

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9. Black holes

Black holes remain an enigma for science. Although it is known that they arise from the death of a red giant and that they absorb all the matter , radiation and even the light around it, which occurs with all the absorbed material or what happens inside the black hole is still a mystery. It is a phenomenon in which the laws of physics lose meaning, assuming the existence of an alteration of space and time.

10. Science itself is scientific

All human knowledge obtained in an objective and verifiable way through experimentation is considered science. However, the different sciences start from assumptions that might not be demonstrable (or at least still) empirically, as the existence of something totally objective or the presence of constant and invariable elements such as the aforementioned mathematics. Therefore, it can be argued that the science that science can be totally objective and, therefore, scientific.

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