Top 10 Phenomenal Questions People Don't Really Think About

The Top Ten
1 How did time start and what was there before time?

It's very difficult to understand, but the misconception of this question is to believe that time exists. As we all know, time is relative, and the measurement of time was made up by humans to make it easier for us. Sure, we see the progression of things around us and our life passing by, but compared to a universal measurable scale, this is no more than one ten-thousandth of a second.

Meaning that our minds are too limited to understand a start or beginning - and for that matter, a before. We can only make speculative theories about it, but we can never prove exact facts about it. The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, "The universe was always, is now, and will always be. It's an eternal existence." Another Greek philosopher, Parmenides, said, "The existence of the past and future are illusions. What was doesn't exist anymore and what will be doesn't exist. Only now exists for real."

2 Is time travel possible?

Okay, your view on the speed of light is incorrect. Time doesn't slow down because time is relative. However, you can measure time in relation to the speed of light. Changing time would only be possible if you travel faster than the speed of light, in theory.

The thing is, if matter travels faster than light, it becomes pure energy, according to a theory by Einstein. When you have pure energy, you won't get any chemical reaction. This means that measurable time will stop. Reaction is only possible if you have energy, and vice versa. Energy is only possible if you have a reaction. This presents a human paradox because if we could answer this, we would be able to understand with exact proof the creation of the universe and life.

As we all know, life is made out of chemical elements, and if there's nothing anymore to hold this together (reaction/energy), we would simply dissolve into pure energy.

3 Are there other dimensions?

This theory is actually accepted in quantum physics. This theory, also known as Erwin Schrödinger's cat, is very well explained by Roger Penrose in his books "The Large, the Small and the Human Mind" and in the more complicated book "Shadows of the Mind: A Search for the Missing Science of Consciousness." It explains how the same person could be dead in one dimension and be alive at the same time in another dimension. It explains a lot more, but if you are interested, I suggest it as a "must-read."

They definitely exist. There could be alternate realities. A different place but in the same place. There could be many versions of you living in these other dimensions. How do you get to these dimensions? Through black holes.

4 Do aliens exist?

I think that there's a huge possibility that they may actually be present in this world, but their appearance or way of communicating or most aspects about them aren't completely peculiar. Perhaps, they have some differences compared to us but they're probably imperceptible.

Also, if you think about it, each individual in this world is so diverse and we can't really distinguish what indeed the typical or "normal" representation is because, for one thing, we have no idea what normal is. So yes, it's possible that aliens do exist but they might just be blending in well with humanity.

5 Is anyone sane in this world?

Sane or insane are terms used to describe a state of being. For instance, in the 18th century, people with epilepsy were categorized as insane. With today's medical knowledge, we know this classification was incorrect. Throughout history, many categories of insanity have evolved along with the ethics of the time and have been used by authorities for social control.

The concept of "being normal" changes over time. It does not follow a straightforward path of progression. What was considered normal or sane in the past may be seen as insane in the future, and vice versa. This depends on the ethics of the times. It is even possible that, with a regression in society and a loss of knowledge, conditions currently recognized as illnesses might once again be labeled as insanity.

6 Is God real?

I believe that there is a supreme being out there, whether it's the Christian God, Islamic God, etc. I personally believe in Christianity, as it makes a lot more sense to me than some other religions. That's how I was raised, but I definitely doubt almost everything in the Bible. Without the existence of God, the universe couldn't exist.

Now, I'm no scientist, but if there is no outside force, then what created matter, electricity, atoms, cells, etc.? I could easily be wrong, but that just never made sense to me. Nevertheless, great list.

7 Is it possible to be possessed by demons?

The problem with this question is that individuals on this planet are created with two personalities: good and evil. All other types of dispositions are essentially just branches of both. So when you ask if there's a possibility that anyone could be possessed by demons and be aware at the same time, I think it just naturally happens.

Nobody is impeccable, and no matter how kind and benevolent one may seem, they will always have a mischievous or diabolical side. Some manifest it easily while others conceal it better until the right situation. Therefore, if you think about it, we are already possessed by a demonic creature, but we just accept it and don't tend to think about it that way.

8 Are we all sinners guaranteed to go to hell?

Sin is a "word" and is a concept that has no objective meaning. It is a subjective belief. Because of that, it belongs in the category of "ethics." Accepted in religious ethics, but in many philosophies not accepted as ethics because of its subjective proposition (only observations can be in the category of verifications).

So, since the question is about being "guaranteed," the answer is no for objective lack of reasons. The religious proposition would say yes, but since this can't be verified because of its subjectivity, it really depends on people's subjective choices between religion or science.

9 Will there ever be a way to fix the mistakes of the past?

If one day someone creates the ability to travel back in time, that might be one way to recreate events and prevent certain mistakes from occurring. However, every mistake we've made has impacted our future, even if we are not completely aware of it. Consider the time you rejected someone in eighth grade, ate a forbidden chocolate-chip cookie, or chose to save your money instead of buying unnecessary accessories. These seemingly inconsequential decisions have influenced who you are today.

If there were a way to correct our past mistakes, our future and the world would be profoundly different. The most important thing is to learn from our mistakes and strive to become better people. Remember, making mistakes is a part of life - a puzzling journey where we are constantly discovering and learning.

10 Is there such a thing as an objective opinion?
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11 Are babies thoughts in pictures?

Thoughts of babies are not only based on images (or pictures, as you called it here). They are also influenced by memories and sounds. Recognition of forms, quantities, and sounds - which are the basics of intelligence - plays a significant role. This means that they are able to understand different forms and people, making distinctions based on sound and shape, even without the use of language.

Once babies comprehend these differences, they remember what they have memorized from the day before. They express themselves by crying to get the attention of the person or thing they are thinking about. Babies can even dream about their experiences, similar to how adults dream, with distorted thoughts and strange stories.

Scientific research has identified dreamwaves in babies that are like those found in adults. In essence, babies behave in a similar way to adults who cannot speak. The main difference is that babies have not yet memorized as much information and knowledge, which gives them less to analyze and think about. For example, when a baby sees people moving and walking around them, they can analyze why they cannot do the same and may start crying. This is also why, at a certain time, they instinctively try to walk, crawl, and grab things.

12 When we talk and read, how is it our brains give words and images meaning?

This kind of concept always manages to enthrall me because it's just something that we are really uncertain about. Learning a language and its plethora of vocabularies is one thing, but comprehending it and even visualizing its definition is another. The human brain is just this complex labyrinth that will continue to have more and more mysteries, and there's no doubt that it's one of the most salient aspects of human existence.

Your brain links together images from your early life with words that go along with it. Using that knowledge, you can try to figure out what something means with almost no context at all. How your brain configures your thoughts and processes them is hard to explain.

13 Am I the last person on earth and my brain has created hallucinations of everything else to keep me sane?

You scare me, but it is possible. How do we know anyone else is real? We cannot ask them. Then again, we probably wouldn't have an online conversation on it. Or... Twilight Zone.

14 If you went back in time a few hours, would there be two of you?

If this is possible, the answer would be no! If you had to go back in time, it would also mean that you are leaving the present time. You would be missed in the present.

You will go back as you were in the past, meaning that if you go back, let's say two years back, you will be two years younger again. If you wanted to go back before you existed, it would be impossible because your physical condition did not exist then.

Even if you were able to go back before you existed with your present physical condition, it would mean changing the past. You come back to the present and the world would be changed. But we're talking theory here! It's just facts in speculative thinking, not facts in proven exact thinking.

15 What happens when you die?

I believe that there is an afterlife. When you die, your soul rises out of your body up into a hidden dimension which would be heaven, where you meet deceased family, friends, and possibly even pets. Looking down onto Earth, watching over your loved ones until they too pass into your dimension.

But that's what I believe, and I'm not 100% sure that that's what will happen. It could possibly be something like that, or something else entirely. Whatever it is, I hope that there is an afterlife. I couldn't imagine everything just going black and that's that. Something has to be there. Hopefully.

16 Is there a way to get a fictional character to life?

Yes, of course. You have to first ask permission from an apple that was picked up by a unicorn. Afterwards, you make a soup and invite a butterfly, any butterfly will do, to eat together with you. Then you ask the butterfly your wish, and it goes flying to the South Pole to ask its master, nobody really knows who he is, and he will decide if your wish will come true. It's as simple as making a car!

Ha! Wake up every morning and come out of your dorm. In the Gryffindor common room with you is Firestar and Gandalf. He says you shall not pass unless you give the password, so you say Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey. Sheets you through. You go to the Tardis station where you are waiting for a ride from Matt Smith, Clara, and River. But your ride is late, because psychotic potatoes teamed up with President Snow, weeping angels, and Kylo Ren to overthrow the world. At the stop, you meet Totoro and lend him your umbrella.

Most awesome world ever!

17 Does everyone see different colors, but we call it the same?

Quick summary.

My yellow may be different than your yellow, but we call it the same thing. We cannot describe color without referencing an object, but that still doesn't prove that this perception is wrong.

18 When people have delusions, is it possible that what they're fantasizing is occurring in another dimension?

This question is so fascinating because perhaps, it might actually be true and we are just clueless about it. When people have delusions, we usually perceive them as insane and incredibly perplexing. But once you think about it, whatever the situation that they're seeing might actually be materializing in some unknown place! This is similar to the existence of mirrors. What if the reflection that we see is actually just another dimension of you and your family? Amazing!

No, because parallel dimensions do not have the same space-time. The theory of Erwin Schrödinger's "Cat Theory" proves that. In another dimension, you can already be dead while you are here still alive and vice versa.

That's because choices cannot be the same in different dimensions due to the space-time difference. If two dimensions were in the same space-time at the exact moment, the dimensions would merge or collapse and change the structure of space-time in the entire universe. More precisely, the universe would cease to exist.

Electro-magnetic fields and photon experiments with detonators have in fact proven this statement. See the book "Shadows of the Mind" by Roger Penrose, published by Oxford University Press.

19 Is it truly possible to hate everything, even when it's actually good?

It is possible if your body would lower your endorphins and lower your serotonin. This would cause depression and a loss of hope. A body that doesn't produce endorphins anymore can be seen with heroin addicts. The heroin is replacing the endorphins in your body. When they stop taking heroin, they would feel depressed. Many heroin addicts kill themselves because they don't have hope due to a lack of endorphins.

Serotonin is important to make us happy. If we are low on that, we will fall into a depression. To hate "everything" can be possible, but this would lead to suicide. The brain will actually give us a signal to make an end - to give us the act of suicide - in practice to ourselves.

20 Why is it possible for some people like or love things others don't like or hate?

This sort of selective concept really just encapsulates the diversity of the planet. It seems to me as if the differences in our perspectives are consequences of a variety of reasons. For instance, it could be that we have experienced something appalling with a specific entity and we learn to associate it with hatred. On the other hand, the opposite could ensue and such a thing could be associated with admiration.

Also, it could simply originate from our beliefs and the way we were taught and influenced by others in our surroundings. That's the thing about this world. It's all about diversity and we just learn to accept it because there will never be a time when everyone in the entire world will agree on anything.

21 Did any creatures live on earth before humans?

What? No words for this question. A five-year-old could answer it. Maybe even a four-year-old? Anyway, we call these mysterious creatures "dinosaurs".

22 How long is forever?

It is impossible for the human brain to grasp the concept of the number infinite and forever. That's why we always think about infinite being a one and a couple hundred or thousand zeroes. If the human brain could hold every bit of knowledge there is, then we would know the answer to how long forever is and how long the number infinite is.

A never-ending perception and awareness of yourself. But everything has and must come to an end. There would be no beginning because it would mean that everything you see or feel existed eternally. You would have no sensations of loss, for better or worse.

23 Will the universe end?

Yes, there is proof that the universe is degenerating. Before this happens, it's certain that our sun will cease to exist in our galaxy. This means the end of life in our galaxy. But don't be alarmed. We're talking about billions of years before that will happen.

Heat death. Entropy. I'm no expert, but I think that's what it's called. If everything is truly expanding, there will be a point when we stop and all the stars will be so far away we can't see any of them anymore. Then, expanding will stop, and the universe and all energy will reach some sort of equilibrium and stop being able to do anything. It will all be over.

Or, we keep accelerating, and then at some point, the universe will all come crashing back, and we will see the blinding light of billions of falling stars and be crushed into a dense point to explode back out again. "The Big Crunch" is what I think that is called.

Or we just keep going forever. Maybe breaking the speed of light and then life won't be possible, but the universe will be there. There are more hypotheses, but these do it for me. I won't be here to see any of them anyway.

24 Will rock n' roll comeback or is it officially died?

Rock and roll will never die. The original "rebel" side of rock and roll is over, that's for sure. It was a rebellious musical form in the 50s and 60s, an anti-establishment movement. As time moved on, it became accepted by the establishment itself, mainly because they knew how to profit from it.

The last attempt to make rock and roll rebellious and dangerous again was in the mid-seventies with punk rock. However, this was more a search to be provocative and therefore a failure in a social context.

Rock and roll is not dead, and it comes back once in a while, but you will never have the real thing again. The best you can get is a revival of the music, or just listen to all the great rock and roll records of the past.

25 When you have deja vu, did you really already experience it or is it all in your head?

A lot of the time, I dream about something that will actually happen, then I experience it. I just don't remember the dream fully, only small parts of it. That's where my déjà vu comes from.

Déjà vu is when you experience something that has already happened, but you can't remember.

You just feel like you've been in that spot, with the same feeling. So, it could possibly be all in your head.

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