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Monday, July 16, 2018

What is inexplicable?


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What is inexplicable? Here is my definition:


Inexplicable is the attribute of lacking an explanation


Reality is full of mysteries that have not be solved. For example, the Great Pyramids of Egypt lack a commonly agreed explanation for how they were created. These mysteries usually contradict what we already know about reality, thereby making them inexplicable.


I believe that the most inexplicable phenomena is the existence of reality itself. The Big Bang is not an explanation for why reality exists because it doesn't explain why the Big Bang happened. German philosopher Gottfried Leibniz also expressed great wonder about this question,


"Why is there anything at all rather than nothing whatsoever." (De rerum originatione radicali, 1697)



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