Tuesday, December 15, 2009


I feel like I should preface this post with an apology.  These thoughts came to me while I was in an exhausted and apparently abstract mood.  I guess the burnout of finals can produce some weird philosophical thoughts?
Human beings seems to constantly produce major questions and, as a result, are always in search of major answers.  Modern science, for example, has produced a wealth of questions and has answered many of them.  But do scientific breakthroughs not simply ask at least as many questions as they answer?  One might argue that there will always be the same number of questions that humans have of their world.  A scientist may have discovered that stars are simply balls of hot gas, but is then left wondering why they came to be, or why we are even able to discover such things?  There will always be, in other words, a steady sea of human questions.
It just seems that the ancient Greeks had just as many questions as we do, despite any obvious technological advances.  Our questions are without a doubt, different and perhaps more "advanced," but are they any less prolific?  Perhaps existence is not as finite as we may think.  Our thoughts can never truly be a means to an end because there will always be more to ponder. 

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