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Pondering on Pi Day
Is it possible that philosophy and science will meet someday?
Science and technology seem to have unlimited potential. Every day amazing advances and ingenious devices are invented. Is it possible that someday science will answer the ultimate questions? Will researchers publish breakthrough articles explaining first causes or the nature of consciousness? Will humans discover the meaning of Pi or the nature of infinity? The probability seems low but because of the tentative nature of science, all is possible.
Those unimaginable leaps would require us to step out of our existence in order see from a different point of view. But what if there is never an end to these different vantage points? What if they loop infinitely back into each other? It may not be possible for humans to transcend themselves no matter how much our science and technology advance.
Even so, I wouldn’t bet against us humans.