The BBC article suggests a list of 10 questions that cannot be answered. To the contrary, any question can be answered. Whether that answer is right or not—and whether it can be proven one way or the other—that’s the real test point.
I don’t necessarily agree with their list and think that someone could come up with a better list of unanswerable questions. As with at least one of the BBC’s listed questions, many unanswerable questions would deal with religion:
- How big is God?
- Where did Cain’s wife come from?
- Where is the Ark of the Covenant (Lost Ark)?
- When will Jesus return?
- What killed the dinosaurs?
- How many stars are there?
- What is the closest (distance) extraterrestrial life form, if they exist, and where are they?
- Where is Jimmy Hoffa?
- Is light a particle or a wave? (Added this one for “JS”, and he knows who he is!)
- How many grains of sand are there on _____ beach? (You pick the beach)
Any one of those could spark an endless and futile search for an answer, or could equally result in a debate that shows how much we know about how little we really know.
Any other questions come to mind?