Dream on. More like 'a-niscient' (not or without knowing), at least in my little corner of the universe.
"Are there realities of which we are aware...some explanation of which...must remain forever outside of our understanding?" Do you mean, for example, like the precise weather conditions at some particular place in Springfield, Missouri at some particular time tomorrow?
Anybody familiar with the story of Auguste Comte's prediction about mankind never being able to know the chemical composition of a star (we also have him to thank for sociology) would be cautious about answering such questions, but in this all-or-nothing era where we seem to be running out of modifiers, I am skeptical about the utility of such a query on a massive scale. Progress in understanding has come to be seen as a reliable historical trend, where it is in fact a matter of two different classes of things- the slow, steady incremental kind of progress (therefore somewhat predictable), or on the other hand, the occasional and unanticipated bolt out of the blue. That's the mysterious part of things; the reshuffling of the cards and the consequent radical shift in perspective, and its a fluke.
One must agree that knowledge, for collective humanity, is greater than the knowledge of any single or even few in a subset of humans.
As a roaring example what group of, say 10 men, would be capable of building from scratch an Apollo rocket?
However, when a large enough subset of individuals comes together their collective intelligence becomes concentrated enough to construct such a massive technological advance.
For even though a smart man might know A, B, D, & F He needs the collective intelligence to get the 'C' & "E' required.
That's why I referred to 'god' in my post as a 'thing' rather than singular.
Radical ideas that go against the grain require a paradigm shift that takes time to change the course of humanities thinking. General relativity was such a thought, by basically only a couple of scientists. He was met with laughter and derision by most of mankind who thought A, B, E, D, C, F was correct. Eventually mankind came around to accepting the paradigm shift to A, B, C, D, E, F.
Pesse (..and now I've said my a, b, c's....) Mist
Edited by Pess, 06 June 2019 - 02:46 PM.