A Writing Prompt from “The Philosopher’s Notebook”
Anything is intelligible, however, as limited humans, we may not be capable of understanding it. Physical limits hold us back. The grip of time and space hold us back from exploring the universe. The way humans grow to understand something, we must be able to experience things with more than one scene.
We are a small part of a huge reality. A reality that we can’t explain. Much like the allegory in the cave, I believe we are only able to observe a small section of the universe. Scientists are capable of developing strong theories that when test provide small amounts of evidence, but to put everything together would be too large of a task for one or multiple brains to handle.
Still, what if the universe was intelligible? What if one day you turned on the TV and the top story was “Purpose of Universe known?” Seems very unlikely when you play out the scenario in that way. However, if such a discovery was made there would be one day where we didn’t know and the next day where we did. On that day when everything makes sense; so what is left to do? Simply exist in this place we know everything about? What if the universe is better unintelligible?
I do believe that there will be a time where my consciousness will see the design of our universe. Perhaps there will be several, all with unique purposes. Once we leave our limited life state our spirits will be unbound, we will no longer have restrictions. Currently, we are restricted by our energy, education, and even time. Once freed from those restrictions we can see what is outside of the cave. View the universe from afar. Understand why it is doing what it is doing. Adjust the rate of time. See the expansion and possibly collapse. All guesses at this point but still once viewed from a grand limitless perspective, not possible while living on earth, the universe will present itself to be intelligible.