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All of our scientific tools have limits. These limits ensure that we will never see the whole picture. We can never have complete knowledge of the universe. Above, the ESO's APEX radio telescope probes the heavens from its lonely perch on Chile's Chajnantor plateau. Gordon Gillet/ESO hide caption

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Could North Korea be behind commentator Alva Noë's car problems? Not likely. Just as it's not likely a theory of everything will ever explain human behavior. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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