|MadSci Network: Astronomy|
We can sense such a tiny portion of the cosmos that I think it is ludicrous to believe that we can know anything at all about the universe and how things behave there. Isn't it colossal hubris/naivete to ignore the distinct possibility that the pocket of Universe we happen to occupy may have it's own set of rules which apply here and only here? and that, outside of "here" it's anyones' guess how things may work? i.e.: How is it impossible that there could be static areas of the Universe? Just because they are (or aren't)too far away for us to sense, does that make their existence "impossible"? p.s. I'm sorry if this question is more philosophic than scientific. They are much the same to me. I only seek truth, and use whichever tools I need to get me there! This is probably an old argument I'm presenting, but I'm only an armchair academic and I have to plead ignorance if that is the case.
Re: how can we presume to know anything about the 'universe'?
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