I sort of disagree with this one: there is no shortage of mystery once you learn enough about some field of knowledge to know what the cutting edge questions are.
That’s rather how I feel. The more we learn, the more we realize we don’t really know all that much. The world is still a vast mystery!
In a child’s mind, mystery is more than just ‘what I don’t know.’ There’s something there that can’t be reclaimed in adulthood. Just my 2¢
Wow, I never thought of it like that at all. When I didn’t know what was out there, in my mind, I would fill in the blanks or I would just wonder. Then when I did learn or found out the facts or the truth, it was never as interesting as I originally thought.
Wow, total opposite as you guys! Crazy!
Amen to that. How can knowledge shrink our world if you can study a particular field brilliantly for seventy years, and still run into things that completely stump you? Which is happening internationally, all the time, at the highest levels of science and philosophy? That’s how I feel, anyway. :P The more I learn the less I’m sure of.
i love how the last 3 panels are constrained compared to the wide open spaces of the first 3.
Gabe you’ve got it going on!
Thanks! Math can be your friend :)
At the same time, as YOUR world becomes smaller, THE world seems to be bigger than ever. So you gotta go explore it.
I guess. The world always seemed smaller to me just more figured out and more boring.
there is a great wisdom in it… It gives me an idea. Why am I like Fiction so much? Coz it’s unknown, unexplored world. that gives you that feeling of mystery.
Exactly! It seems to slowly be lost as we gain more insight.
When you realize there was about a 0% chance of pirate treasure or dinosaur bones in your backyard…yeah. Learning and knowledge, while fun, does kill a few hopes and dreams we could only have when we were young.
But….there’s always the rest of the universe to dream those big dreams about! Who knows what mysteries and discoveries are out there.
Until that is explained away as well…
The more I learn the more I realize I don’t know, I believe perception may be infinite and reality may be the same. But that’s just me.
As a madman to another madman, I completely agree.
You caught me 100% this time. This is exactly how I feel. I used to study hard and correct others when they stated nonsensical things. A personal example from about 5 years ago. My sister in law, from Russia, talked to me about how she was rather sure dragons had once existed. I felt like I had to explain to her that that’s biologically impossible. Afterwards, my brother came to see me and asked me if I liked myself the way I was behaving that night. I felt like a complete dick when I realised I’d just damaged a part of her that was still magical…
For me, that was a moment to change. Since then, I’ve put fiction over fact and it’s worked far better for myself and everyone around me. No one becomes happier finding out that things aren’t as magical or amazing as they used to think.
Ah well, the least we can do is to give our children a childhood that’s at the very least as magical as our own. :)
I always feel that keeping that sense of wonder really is the secret to creativity. It feels to me like there is just less and less mystery in modern day storytelling. How does everything work? Almost every movie just explains away everything (ei:midichlorians) It almost seems like the suspension of disbelief is dying…
You can always get metaphysical and say that if everything is made out of energy including your thoughts and imagination which are also apart of the universe, then it doesn’t matter if it’s “real” or not.
The only illusion is the illusion
oooooooooooooo deep, but probably not
Yes, you can say that!
LOL! I like how you comment on your comments! :)
Charles Fort would be proud of you ;)
I think that you gain more knowledge you start realizing how little you know of the world and how little we know of the universe in general. There a vast reaches out there that we have yet to explore on the fringes of observable space.
I do’t know, it feels way less magical to me.
I relate more to where this guy went:
Gabe, you should find and read Mutants & Mystics by Jeffrey Kripal. You’ll find that the sense of wonder is not only the fuel of creativity, but the the fuel of all creation :)
Looks like an interesting book!
when I was a child, I’d play video games and there was this huge snese of mystery. i still remember things in games that are either kind of blurry or just not there.
Wow! Interesting! I would fill in so many details too! I go back now and play those games and they are just so simple!
Did you ever check this out ?
Brings back a lot of this whole “universe is an interesting mistery” thingaling.
I love that! It’s really well done and makes you feel like nothing!
“If my childhood nostalgia could be embodied in a specific color, Action Master orange would be it.”
- Webcomic artist David Willis of “Shortpacked!” and “Dumbing of Age”.
Thanks! I like your strip, lots ‘o transformers too!
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