The Finite Human Mind Cannot Comprehend

I’ve heard this one before, but I just want to know who gets to determine what I can comprehend? I think we’re ready now. Go ahead. Explain it.

Now I know how few people depend on Answers dot com for their religious questions, but this did get 7200 confidence votes from a guy named fowl1. Good job. Thanks for the material Christians.

Author: jim-

One minute info blogs breaking the faith trap.

50 thoughts on “The Finite Human Mind Cannot Comprehend”

  1. Trying to mix or marry empirical data/gnosis to ontological data/gnosis (God, religion) is a historically tricky, slippery, moving the Goal-posts… game in my opinion. Why? Because humanity and science are just now BARELY scratching the surface of Agnotology, or the difference between knowledge and ignorance and all their subfactors and subinfluences! Then one must equate into the formula the individual brilliance from many other fluid influences, such as familial, parental, and environmental factors (including even diet!) over the individual’s lifetime FROM exposure to thousands and/or millions of external human contact and experiences! Like Walt Whitman profoundly wrote:

    Do I contradict myself?
    Very well then I contradict myself,
    (I am large, I contain multitudes.)

    And Whitman wasn’t simply speaking about all of his ancestors back to the beginning of time.

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      1. One of the reasons I write. I have as much to unlearn as I do to learn. A good friend of mine sent me a little quote the other day. “Be humble. You might be wrong”. Boy 2013-14 I was the poster child for that one.

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        1. Wise and insightful words. Learning is fun. Wanting to learn is all about having a growth perspective mindset. Many people do not want to acquire new information. Have you ever heard: People do not want to learn anything, they just want to push a button. I also think it is important to be humble. How could we not be in a universe that is 13,8 billion light years across? โค

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            1. Enjoy the thought journey, and have a beautiful day:-) Here it is morning and I have to get my children ready for school.

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        1. What they are saying is we can’t comprehend the answer to the question. Try me. Let me be the judge of my understanding. The scripture is an excuse for “I don’t have an answer”. Lol

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  2. As I lead with one of my blog-series “Games of Unknowledging” —

    โ€œThe greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance,
    it is the illusion of knowledge.โ€
    โ€” Stephen Hawking

    Humans need to just STOP claiming such unphathomable divine(?) gnosis and call it (speculative?) theory!? Then, whenever necessary TIME and thorough effort has been spent to prove it correct or incorrect, THEN and only then is it truly “Knowledge/Law.” That isn’t rocket science is it? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Well that is hard to come by. We want it now! So we’ll settle for fables and guesswork. I remember a friend that got a fellowship and it was all paid for. He said it was so intense that he could not have worked for the learning was such a commitment. He rocked it! But most can read a few verses then feel warm and fuzzy and call it truth. It’s the easy way!

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            1. Well Noah had Nimrods camo so they all came to him. There must have been a shuttle or somethin. Yeah. A shuttle.

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  3. Our species would not be where it is at without abstract thinking. The ability to remove ourselves from the here and now. Giving us hindsight and foresight. Imagining a better tomorrow and plan ahead.

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    1. I agree, but the scripture takes away the process when you give up because the scripture tells you you couldn’t understand. So why try? You are good today!

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      1. Maybe it is just a realistic view. If you think about it science does not have a theory of everything. There are many unanswered puzzles. The singularity before the big bang for instance is an enigma. Then, you have the quantum enigma.

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        1. I like that. I’m am my own enigma ๐Ÿ™‚ Admitting you just don’t know is ok. Saying one can’t know, is a problem as I see no limitation to human ability

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  4. Einstein said the true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination. He imagined what it would be like to be riding on a beam of light when he came up with the theory of relativity;-)

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    1. That sounds like Einstein wanted to be God, demi-god? Who else can/could ride a beam of light? Unless humanity (and science?) finally invent super hyper space travel — Star Trek Warp drives — to reach VERY far away galaxies and planets in a matter of days, minutes, or seconds. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Regarding stem-cell and genetic research, will there come a time of “selecting” the better DNA-chromosome switches rather than leaving alone the “defective” or diseased DNA-chromosomes to a “higher power” … or in the case of science “bad Natural Selection”? ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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      2. Hi friend โ™ก โ™ก Good thinking:-) I have heard that Einstein did not believe in a personal God. He did however, had some ideas about this not personal God that interfered with his work. He tried to put a cosmological constant into his theory of relativity. He also disputed the work of Niels Bohr. Famously stating that “God does not throw dice”. I think that humans due to the mass and energy problem will not be able to travel at the speed of light. Unless finding some shortcut/tunnel in the fabric of space time. The sobering bit is that we would never really get anywhere besides ourselves. Due to the big bang and relativity we would always be at the “center” of this expanding universe. The big bang happened everywhere, and we always have our unique space time. Also, say we reached the cosmic microwave background would it still be there? I mean we would have travelled back in time to an early stage of the universe. Sorry if “talk” too much;-) Love, Isabella

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        1. “The sobering bit is that we would never really get anywhere besides ourselves.” No matter where you go, there you are even in cosmology! Nicely put. Taboo will read all day if it’s good. He’ll finish your comment. Good one!

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  5. I thought Fowl was close enough. Are you ready for god to reveal that secret knowledge you can’t comprehend?

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    1. Jim, we had many, many Psych patients in our hospital — and for that matter many other Psych/A&D hospitals across the continent do too — that claimed different “revelations” of various degrees from God like this guy all the time. Fortunately, none so worse than David Koresh (Waco, TX) or Jim Jones (Jonestwon, Guyana). ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

      There definitely comes a point where this Answers dot com dialogue is almost impossible to distinguish the “speeches” in our Psych hospital. I kid you not!

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      1. Marshall Applewhite was my all time “you’ve got to be kidding me”. Really! I have a coworker that listens to TBN podcasts 12 hours a day. He’s super crazy in a nice way, but turn a screw and it would be a disaster!

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