This post is breathtaking.
“The chief philosophical questions that do grow up are those that leave home”1 – Lawrence Krauss
If we were to ask ourselves what the most interesting big-picture problems in science are today, one could think of several fascinating ones such as:
- Understanding the big bang, or rather knowing the nature of the multiverse and its origins.
- Understanding the nature of empty space and its potential for creating complexity, guided by physical laws.
- Understanding the origin of life and its evolution, to a level where we can artificially facilitate the creation of living creatures.
- Understanding the nature of subjective thought, and the requisite machinery and physical laws behind the creation of minds.
- Understanding the nature of morality and collective wellbeing in a society, and giving it a firm scientific footing.
There could possibly be many more such fundamental problem-domains challenging science today; the above list is just…
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