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Can we ever reach beyond human understanding?

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Bold of you to assume humans understand anything

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The question is looking in the wrong direction. We stretch human understanding with every discovery and innovation.

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i don't understand the question, so I guess that answers it.

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How exactly do you propose to be anything other than human? All understanding will always be human understanding, if a concept is new and alien to us, the moment it is discovered its now understood by humans, so maybe elaborate?

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not as long as we're human!

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genessa Level 8 Nov 6, 2018
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Can you ever jump higher than you can jump?

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Huh? How?

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Uh, no. Because once you've reached farther then that is part of human understanding.

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As soon as you become non human.
The light may shine on your party.

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Considering that our understanding will always be human (because we're human...), no.

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This is what we do when we die.

cava Level 7 Nov 6, 2018
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We are reaching beyond human understanding every day. As we learn and discover, the reach extends.

Byrdsfan Level 8 Nov 6, 2018
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Some humans understand more than others. We understand a lot more than our ancestors did 50,000 years ago. Humans will continue to understand more, but it will be a slow process.

BD66 Level 7 Nov 6, 2018
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What exactly do you mean by "beyond human understanding"? It sounds like wishy-washy pseudoscience. Please clarify for me. Thanks

Buxx Level 7 Nov 6, 2018
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As long as humans are the only ones doing the understanding, no.

Once we have AI, then we can revisit this question... but even then, what the AI understands, if beyond human understanding, then by definition it's beyond our understanding as humans.

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