Top Ten Phenomenal Questions People Don't Really Think About


The Top Ten

1 Is time travel possible?

Okay, your view on speed of light is wrong. Time doesn't slow down because time is relative. You can however measure time in relation of the speed of light. Changing the time would only be possible if you travel faster than the speed of light. In theory! The thing is that if matter travels faster than light it becomes pure energy ( a theory by Einstein ) and 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 reaction ( 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.

Even if it is or will be possible, it's a bad idea. Think about it. If there was a time period where nothing was living, including plants, humans would not survive. Also, if you were a bad person, you could go back in time and shoot up a building and steal everything. And just before they could catch you, you could just go back to modern times. It's a very bad idea.

Yes, in a way. You could travel at the speed of light, because time slows down as you approach this speed. Let's say you were gone for 4.4 solar hours. At light speed, you wouldn't age at all, but the rest of us here on Earth would have aged eight years. Also, with time being one of the 10 dimensions, you could time travel with a black hole. - RockFashionista

nah - Nateawesomeness

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2 Are there other dimensions?

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? Black holes. - RockFashionista

Maybe. We don't know how far space expands and will never because its constantly changing and it will take possibly trillions of years to travel that far. Even if we travel at the speed of light we will eventually die. - Lucretia

Totally. When u take a shower, think of each bubble representing a universe. It would look infinite from the inside, but all around, on top, below to all sides, are more. So, YEAH. Totes possible

Why say the word "totes? " You seem very intelligent if you are thinking about something complex like this. You are too good for modern slang. - RockFashionista

Maybe, they might resemble a tiny bubble in an entire waterfall - Nateawesomeness

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3 Do aliens exist?

They exist, it's just that they avoid our planet due to our stupidity. - Fandom_Lover

Aliens who can live in the same atmosphere as we do can't exist in our galaxy because earth is the only planet that has a sun / planet distance made for our conditions of life. If aliens do exist in our galaxy it would be other organisms adapted to other conditions. At the other hand, if in another galaxy there is a planet with equal distance to a sun like in our galaxy, it is possible to find a species that lives in the same conditions like we and even have the same structure of bodies and mind like us.

Humans think aliens are weird green blobs with two antennas sticking out of their heads. Well, they may be, but there is a low chance of thus happening. Aliens are just some other living beings on other living planets. Who knows who is living up there on Mars, Pluto, Saturn? That is why we think they are "Aliens"

There's gotta be life out there. - Nateawesomeness

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4 How did time start? 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 us easy. Sure, we see progression of things around us and our life passing by but compared to a universal measurable scale this is no more than 1/10.000 of a second ( if not more! ). 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 a eternal existence ". Another greek philosopher Parmenides said " Existence of the past and future are illusions. What was doesn't exist anymore and what will be doesn't exist. Only now exist for real ".

Religious beliefs may cause variation to people's view on this question. But if you're Christian like I am, ask yourself this: if God created everything, what was there before God? How was He created? The Big Bang is obviously a bunch of baloney, whether you're Christian or not. - RockFashionista

I am an atheist and I don't necessarily believe the big bang theory, I mean I do but I also do...if that makes sense. I think it is a possibility but not the most true one. I don't even like the word time! This question is truly fascinating but also overwhelming. My theory is "Earth was created and no one ACTUALLY knows how but it doesn't mean their theories are wrong nor are they right."

Perhaps if you don't like the word time, you should ponder it more. - RockFashionista

Time is a make-believe term. Time is not natural, it's something we invented to tell when stuff occur - Nateawesomeness

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5 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 than some other religions, and that's how I was eaised, 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. - Alpha101

We humans can 't describe what we call God is. What kind of alive he, she or it is. Maybe all we can say is we have a universe inside electricity, cells, atoms interacting with a greater universe outside. Yes...the Universe may be God. We are made on His image and likeness...and alive he is. Nothing is created, nothing is lost everything changes.

What nonsense is this? Come on, members (and Admin) - "people don't really think about" this?! How do you define "people"? Most humans I've met and read about who have some basic level of reasonable intelligence and curiosity have spent a lot of time thinking about it - Billyv

From my experience a lot of kids have god forced upon them, so when they get older they don't question his existence at all and become brainwashed. - SammySpore

I think about it, and what I thought and heard about that lead me to believe god is not real. - Lucretia

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6 Are babies thoughts in pictures?

Thoughts of babies is not only based on images ( or pictures like you called it here ). It's also based on memories and sounds. Recognition of forms and quantity and sound ( which is the basics of intelligence ) plays a role too ( meaning that they're are able to understand without express them in language, the different forms of things and persons, to make the differences between people he is seeing because of the sound and forms they have etc... ). Once the difference is understood in their minds ( they won't forget the next day what has memorized the day before ) babies are able to express themselves with " crying " to get attention of the thing or person he is thinking about. They can even dream about their experiences ( of what they saw or heard ) like adult dreams ( distortion of thoughts, strange stories etc... ). Scientefic proofs has discovered exact dreamwaves in babies like they are in adults. In fact you can say that babies behave the exact way like adults who can't speak. ...more

Since they can't understand language, I would imagine babies do think only in images. - RockFashionista

This is the only question I had never thought about on this list

I think babies just grasp concepts, without language intervening. really, just my best guess. I guess the same goes for animals too - RecklessGreed

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7 Is it possible to be possessed by demons?

It is possible if you really believe that you are possessed. It is a fact that the human mind is so strong that it can change your physical condition. There are proves of people who'd believed that they had cancer ( but they hadn't cancer to begin with! ) so hard that the brains developed signals towards the body that actually the body began to manifest real cancer. So, if your brains would really believe that you are possessed it would manifest to you as real. The difference however is that cancer is a proven fact ( and for that matter it would give you the real thing ) and that demons are not ( meaning that you and only you would see or feel the presence of demons but nobody else would see them ). While one believe can manifest itself to a physical fact the other believe can manifest itself to a paranoid fact which falls in the category of psychological facts.

As a schizophrenic, I always wonder about this. Although usually people don't remember being possessed by demons when they are. - RockFashionista

Pure evil IS demonic possession. "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist."

Pfft, demons? No.. I don't think th.l,nshfbU SgddnDIEE KILLL KUL KILLL - TwJaGd

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8 Is anyone sane in this world?

Sane or insane are just words to indicate a state of being. For instance, In the 18th century people with epilepsy were in the category of insane people. With the medical knowledge we all know that this isn't true and that this 18th century concept was wrong. Trough history many categories of insanity changed also with the ethics of the time and used by authorities for social control. This means that a concept like " being normal " changes with the times. It doesn't follow a path of progression with a rectilinear development. What was normal or sane in the past can change as insane in the future and what is concidered as insane then change again as normal in a further future. It all depends of the ethics of the times. It can even be possible if we should have a regression of the society with loss of knowledge in the future that people with sickness will be categorized as insane again.

Maybe Earth is another world's hell.

I did not add this question, but whoever did, the answer is NO. - RockFashionista

Yes. If your wondering who it is, it's me all the way! - LordDovahkiin

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9 Will the universe end?

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 and then expanding will stop and the universe and all energy will reach some sort of equilibrium and stop being able to do anything and 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.
And there are more hypothesis' but these do it for me. I won't be here to see any of them anyways. - keycha1n

Yes, there is proof that the universe is degenerating but before this will happen it's for sure that our sun will end 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.

Yes, everything must come to an end. Since insects have no prior knowledge of death, they probably think that they will live forever, or do not really think about it at all. We are insects. The universe is our life

Yes, but the earth is going to lose all life first. - Lucretia

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

If you can accept the mistakes or regrets as part of life, why should you go back to the past? It's only possible in the future to do not the same mistakes again and to trying to fix what went wrong. It could sometimes even better your situation than to be stuck in the past.

No. What was done in the past stays in the past. We are supposed to learn from those mistakes.

To that I answer by other questions : Is there a need to fix the mistakes of the past? Aren't we strong enough to go on with the mistakes we did?
But well. I'm pretty sure there's a way though I don't really want to change the past since it's what makes us strong today.

No, but we can make up for them. That is unless time travel is invented and that would not be good. - Lucretia

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The Contenders

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

It could be possible if when you traveled back in time and you were in a different position than you were in the past, you could be in a different place than your past body and find it in a different place. But if you were in the same exact position you were in the past, your past and present bodies could collide and form one of you. So my answer is yes and no. Time travel may not even be possible, anyway.

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 will 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 want to go back before you existed, it would be impossible because your physical condition didn't exist. And even if you would be able to go back before you existed with your present physical condition it would mean a changing from the past. You come back in the present and the world would be changed. But we're talking theory here! It's just facts in speculative thinking and not facts in proven exact thinking!

I find this highly unlikely, however, it definitely could if you travel through dimensions while going back in time. - RockFashionista

I do not think time travel should exist because of that... would the not hurt you - Lucretia

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

No. To hate everything is impossible. It would completely overload your brain. Oh, not like that? Well the, possibly. It all matters on your perspective. Could we get back to immortalised and stuff now?

This sounds like something Disney1994 would say. The answer is, yes. If you really wanted to, you could ALWAYS find a reason to hate something, regardless of quality. Let's face it: with movies and T.V. especially, it's impossible to please everybody. It's just a fact of life. - RockFashionista

Well, this is a matter of opinion, in many cases. - Garythesnail

Yes, it would be possible. - Lucretia

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13 Is there such a thing as an objective opinion?

Of course there is! Have you never heard about third parties, others than you who agree on reality? The third man theory is very well explained in the theory of perception by Aristoteles. I suggest you read it before asking stupid questions like this one.

Everything anybody ever valued or struggled for... it's all a monstrous, demented gag!
- The Killing Joke

14 Did any creatures live on earth before humans?

There was something, they were called DINOSAURS.

The first life on earth was tiny bacteria which to so much time to evolve in to different things... - Lucretia

Dinosaurs. Bang.

What, this better be a joke - EliHbk

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

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 no almost context at all How your brain configures your thoughts and runs through it is hard to explain.

The basic of knowledge is the recognition of forms and the quantity of forms. With that basic information in our brains we have developped language. So if you talk or read a language you are in fact given meanings or a remembering ( Plato's anamnesis theory ) to a basic knowledge that was already in your brains.

It just fascinates me that when I read, words on paper have such an impact on my mind. - RockFashionista

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16 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 belong in the category of " ethics ". Accepted in religious ethic but in many philosophies not accepted as ethic because of it subjective proposition ( only observations can be in the category of verifications ). So, since the question is about " guaranteed " the answer is for objective lack of reasons no! The religious proposition would say yes, but since this can't be verified because of its subjectivity it really depends on peoples subjective choises between religion or science.

Well, here's the thing: EVERYONE is a sinner, but if you confess your sins to God and accept him as your savior, you'll be fine. - Garythesnail

I believe that if someone as a sinner regrets what he/she did as a sinner, may be forgiven by God.

Hell doesn't exist to me and so doesn't heaven - Lucretia

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17 Is mayonnaise an instrument?

Yes. Absolutely. The existence of mayonnaise was brought in this world to provide the humanity with serene and beautiful sounds as pleasure to our ears. When you touch even just a fragment of the smooth albeit greasy substance, it will always radiate such mellifluous tones and rhythm (be aware that some mayonnaise are very shy and insecure about their voices so the sounds may be very, very, very, VERY, hushed). The next time you take that container of mayonnaise from the shelf or the refrigerator, give them an embrace because they deserve all the love in this world for their music!

No Patrick, Mayonnaise is not an instrument.

Horseradish is not an instrument either. - OC96

Mayonnaise isn't an instrument but it can be used as a tool ( making something based on mayonnaise, changing the chemicals by reactions that are in mayonnaise to produce something else etc... ). But the main utility of mayonnaise is to leave it like it is and to eat it.

Yes, of course! The most instrumenty instrument yet! - Lucretia

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

I always think about this. Everything is happening somewhere. It's really interesting to think about, really.

I am always wondering this every time I have a crazy delusion. But maybe that's just the delusional me. - RockFashionista

Yes. Parallel dimensions are completely probable, and since they are parallel (emphasis on parallel) the exact same thing could not happen (on exact). The real question is, is there an original universe, or are they all in sinc

No, because parallel dimensions don't 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 choises can't be the same at different dimensions because of the space-time difference. If two dimensions would be in the same space-time at the exact moment, the dimensions would emerge / collapse and change the structure of space-time in the whole universe ( more exact, the universe would stop existing ). Electro-magnetic fields of photons experiments with detonators have in fact prove this statement ( see book " Shadows of the mind " by Roger Penrose, published by Oxford University press )

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19 Is it possible to not feel pain?

Sure, if you cut off your veins, oh wait, you're already dead... - Fandom_Lover

Since pain is "just" a stimulation of nerves and is commanded by a part of the brain, I would say yes. - Lesius

Actually, I've heard of a young girl with a special condition that makes her not feel pain. - Pegasister12

Yes, if you are unique enough - Lucretia

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20 What happens when you die?

All those comments here about an afterlife, heaven etc... makes no sense ( Just adding that I don't have a problem for those who believes and have faith in that. It's their opinion. ). It makes no sense because if you say that there's life after death you are in fact saying that death doesn't exist. You are just saying that you travel from here ( life) to somewhere else ( afterlife, heaven... ), going from A to B, a passage in time ( but time is relative and " eternal life " therefor relative for that matter ). Has anybody ever proven that death doesn't exist? Because if you talk about an eternal afterlife you accept the fact that you will never die. And nobody can't say or proven that death do not exist. Death? It's there and it's real because if everybody would be so sure that it didn't exist, why be sad, why crying for someone you just lost?

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 just everything going black and that's that. Something has to be there. Hopefully. - Pegasister12

I think you go to a parallel universe where you get to try again. Don't get me? Follow along. Let's say you are attempting a dangerous stunt (Driving over 12 double Decker buses on a motorbike) then you fail. Then I believe you are sent to the parallel universe where you were just about to start the stunt. To try again

You die and then that's the end. - Lucretia

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