The Prospect podcast #63—The limits of the human mind
Astronomer Royal Martin Rees on whether the finite human brain can ever fully comprehend our universe
How much can humans hope to understand? Our minds are finite but the universe is impossibly vast and always expanding. Are there some physical facts that humanity will necessarily never comprehend?
This is the terrain Martin Rees covers in Prospect’s new podcast, building on his recent essay. The Astronomer Royal also asks what a post-human future could look like.
Plus: Alex Dean on politics and Sameer Rahim on culture. Hosted by Tom Clark, produced by Jay Elwes.