Most of us tend to think that scientists have a pretty good handle on things. After all, for years and years, they’ve been giving us the answers to all of life’s biggest questions. But there are some questions out there that just can’t be answered, no matter how hard scientists may try. Let’s look at a few of those questions right now!
Why Do We Sleep?
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It’s safe to say sleeping is something we all do, some of us are better at it than others, but we all get a little shut-eye every night, or day depending on your life schedule. And sleep isn’t just for us humans, animals do it too. So what’s the point to it all? Well, scientists don’t really know. Some scientists believe our brains need sleep to process the day, others believe we need sleep to fully process new skills, but nothing has been proven. Until then we’ll just uh, keep sleeping because for some reason we have to.
What Happens When We Die?
We can probably all agree that we would like an answer to this question, but unfortunately, you’re reading about questions there are no answers to. You know what they say, the only people that know where you go when you die are dead. Science gets us to the point of our hearts and brains stopping, but after that, it’s a mystery. How strange and fascinating it is that the inevitable is so mysterious.
The Placebo Effect
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Our brains are extremely powerful, and science can’t really explain to us why we can convince ourselves that pills have certain effects on our ailments even when they’re essentially sugar cubes.
Is Reality Really Real?
We would love to tell you that science can, without a doubt, tell us that yes, reality is real and what we’re doing matters; however, that is not the case. Scientists have tried to prove that all of this is real, but this goes far beyond their limits of understanding physics and all kinds of other things that should be left to people far smarter than us.
Why Is Ice Slippery?
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This is one of those questions that we’ve actually never thought about. Like, ever. Science knows about a number of variables that don’t really have anything to do with why ice is slippery; for instance, they know it’s not because it’s damp on top, they know it’s not because of friction or force, but that’s really where it all ends. It’s just slick. The end.