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Wednesday 16 June 2010

Limitations of human brain mean we may never understand the secrets of universe

Limitations of human brain mean we may never understand the secrets of universe, says Britain's top scientist

The limitations of the human brain mean some of the biggest mysteries of the universe may never be solved, a top scientist has claimed.

According to President of the Royal Society Lord Rees, questions about the big bang and the existence of parallel universes may be never be resolved because of the built-in limitations of mankind.

Lord Rees told The Sunday Times: ‘A “true” fundamental theory of the universe may exist but could be just too hard for human brains to grasp.

'Just as a fish may be barely aware of the medium in which it lives and swims, so the microstructure of empty space could be far too complex for unaided human brains.’

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Again this will not surprise readers of my blog. Until humankind can understand and sense dimensions measured in terms of 'i', the square root of minus one, the complete understanding of the way the world works will be beyond us. This is unlikely to occur with a human brain at the meoment. I can't say whether or not the brain, as it is, is capable of this sense, needing only to be activated or whether an evolutionary change is required.
That is not to say, however, that we need be without hope. I believe that extra sensory perception, in dogs, say, or in mediums, suggest that there is some added capability to come from existing brains.
What will trigger this additional capability? I'm tempted at this point to believe Prof. Hoyle's theory that virus from space, panspermia, are responsible. A single transformation is unlikely because a person growing up with a marked ability to see in more than three spatial dimensions, will be so different as to pose a threat and be marginalised or killed. A more likely scenario is that as the earth passes through a comet tail, viruses will migrate through the atmosphere, reaching the planet surface at the same time (more or less). The uptake of the virus by pregnant women might effect the foetus or in men, sperm DNA may be compromised. Whatever, many offspring will be born at the same time, ensuring that large numbers of homo super-sapiens will survive to reproduce.

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