Some Things Science Can’t Explain

I find it interesting how different people complete the phrase: “There are some things science can’t explain…”. Here are some examples:

  1. There are some things science can’t explain. That sucks. Maybe someday.
  2. There are some things science can’t explain. We just need to accept that fact.
  3. There are some things science can’t explain. Therefore God.

I recently observed two conversations where people invoked option #3: “Therefore God”.

One was Bill O’reilly. He was referring to the ocean tides.

The other was a friend of mine. She was referring to the way certain animals can perfectly blend in with their surroundings.

Here is the funny thing about these two examples: They both reference phenomena that can and have been explained by science.

The tides are caused by the gravitational attraction of the moon and the rotation of the earth.

And the fact that some species can camouflage themselves is explained by natural selection. In fact this trait has evolved independently in multiple species.

There are many things that science can’t explain. But with each passing year, more and more phenomena are moving from the “unexplained” column to the “explained” column.

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