London, June 13 (ANI): The human brain is incapable of resolving some of the greatest mysteries of the universe, says Lord Rees, the president of the UK's Royal Society.
Rees believes our inherent intellectual limitations will never allow us to find the answerers to questions such as the existence of parallel universes, the cause of the big bang, or the nature of our own consciousness.
"A 'true' fundamental theory of the universe may exist but could be just be too hard for human brains to grasp," The Times quoted Rees, as saying.
Rees, who is also the astronomer royal, added: "Just as a fish may be barely aware of the medium in which it lives and swims, so the microstructure of empty space could be far too complex for unaided human brains.
"Some aspects of reality - a unified theory of physics or a full understanding of consciousness - might elude us simply because they're beyond human brains, just as surely as Einstein's ideas would baffle a chimpanzee."(ANI)