Some believe the human brain does not have a limit of attainable knowledge.
“Knowledge is infinite.
There is no limit to knowledge.”
– A classic Chinese motto for the encouragement of students
I am always in awe of the Chinese dialect. The 4 symbols to the left, when translated, say what it took us ‘Mericans & Brits 55 characters to “explain.” The brush strokes have an artistic, curvaceous feel to them…….like driving a sporty convertible around the Autobahn while staring at a plump pair of boobs.
In the mid to late 90’s, you were the tits (apparently all I think about) by having a tattoo of Chinese characters.
Anyhow, back to the knowledge is infinite motto. I will go ahead and disagree with this statement a million times over. Eventually, after decades of learning, knowledge DOES have a limit. There comes a time when there is simply not enough room to keep it all.
Brain = Computer
The easiest way to illustrate the nature of the human mind is the Computer Hard Drive Analogy.
The smartest of the smart (i.e. the minority of Americans) have a terabyte or so of space available to store information. A select few have what would equate to one of those creepy Google data storage warehouses; rows and rows of storage racks to put smarts.
The Steve Jobs’s’s’s, the Stephen hawking’s, other smart guys named Steve
The average person (i.e. the majority of Americans) has what would equate to a Commodore 64.
The Peter Griffin’s, Peter King’s, people who like the Big Bang Theory
Every piece of knowledge takes up space in the brain. The more you learn, the more space you consume. Whether Mac Book Pro or TI-83 Graphing Calculator, there is always a finite amount of space. It may take forever and a day, but there will come a time when the memory is full.