Science Reaching the End of the Mind’s Abilities

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The 2 most dangerous numbers in the universe are threatening the end of physics. Jessica Orwig writes in the Business Insider on January 15, 2016.


CERN has announced that the LHCb experiment had revealed the existence of two new baryon subatomic particles.

A deeply disturbing and controversial line of thinking has emerged within the physics community.

It’s the idea that we are reaching the absolute limit of what we can understand about the world around us through science.

Higgs Boson
Higgs Boson – Image CMS

“The next few years may tell us whether we’ll be able to continue to increase our understanding of nature or whether maybe, for the first time in the history of science, we could be facing questions that we cannot answer,” Harry Cliff, a particle physicist at the European Organization for Nuclear Research — better known as CERN — said during a recent TED talk in Geneva, Switzerland.

Equally frightening is the reason for this approaching limit, which Cliff says is because “the laws of physics forbid it.”

At the core of Cliff’s argument are what he calls the two most dangerous numbers in the universe. These numbers are responsible for all the matter, structure, and life that we witness across the cosmos.

And if these two numbers were even slightly different, says Cliff, the universe would be an empty, lifeless place.

Dangerous Number 1: The strength of the Higgs field
Dangerous Number 2: The strength of dark energy

Read more about those numbers in Business Insider’s article The 2 most dangerous numbers in the universe could signal the end of physics – Illustration Osho News

Related discourse excerpt by Osho
Life Can Never Be Known by Analysis

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