No nearing probability, it has been found. Here you go my friends:
Not the MOST reputable source, but it's pretty straight forward.
@FreedomBeforeEquality The information is still relevant, we don't out pacing it, we add on to it. What goal? If your goal is to keep accumulating as much information as possible, then we're living our goal. There is no race.
"Every fact we encounter in science creates more questions than answers"
Check out this statement again. If for every question there was an answer (1/1), and you make the statement that x/y+1 (where x is the number of facts encountered and y is the number of questions and the +1 is the bear minimum extra questions that come from your discovery) then you are in fact making an increasingly smaller number based on each discovery you make.
So yes, youre not technically losing knowledge but you are getting farther away from an absolute understanding of the universe under that model. And if you consider human capacity for such things, and how the trend has been with humans and technology, I think there is a definite void that is created as you expand this "circumference" youre talking about. Most people couldnt describe to you how a cell phone even works. Very few people today could explain how forging works either. Or even bronze. Lost arts.