1) The Universe is Flat
2) Light Speed is the Limit
3) We Exist in 4 Dimensions
4) Time is an Arrow
5) Uncertainty is Specific
6) Dark Matter is not in Humans
7) Truth is Bound by Information
8) Beauty is Bottom
9) Infinity is Inconvenient
10) Questions Answered Answer Questions
The Universe needs limits only in order for us to understand it. Physicists believe that all particles should subscribe to symmetry and that the Universe is flat.
Symmetry explains paradox and paradox is broken by symmetry - Nature does away with symmetry at every turn. To be topologically flat the Universe must have a horizontal format - we perceive our world from a horizontal perspective, also responsible for a belief that the world was flat and the seas fell over the horizon.
Wikipedia explains that "Three-dimensional space is a geometric 3-parameters model of the physical universe (without considering time) in which we exist. These three dimensions can be labeled by a combination of three chosen from the terms length, width, height, depth, and breadth."
Measurements tend to be in linear format, because for us language appears in lines, whether literary or mathematical. Data appears in lines, drawings are lines, our vision traces 'outlines'. However, it is well known that 'nature does not like straight lines'. Nature prefers its principles to dovetail into each other, giving a holistic geometry we do not understand.
Time is scientifically defined by two wave forms, Advanced (which travels from future towards past) and Retarded (which travels from past towards future). Our perception means that we 'see' Time from a Retarded viewpoint. (Language does not allow for accidents because the Universe created it.)
Uncertainty is at work across the entire universal spectrum. Sometimes it's irritating to scientists, sometimes it is simply accepted. Putting Uncertainty into boxes and confining its application goes against the grain of its very nature.
Dark Matter appears to elude all efforts to categorise it using traditional methods. Since Dark Matter and Dark Energy are barely recognised, let alone understood, it may be premature to make assumptions regarding where it is/they are and where it/they are not.
Reliance on proven results to verify truth restricts the Uncertainty Principle. Belief systems in humans vary wildly and many are adamant that their truth is absolute, despite lack of evidence or evidence to the contrary. This is also indicative of linear thinking, often termed 'narrow minded', whereas an 'open mind' is perceived to be free from topological constraints.
Beauty is also subject to natural parameters. We have traced it to 1.618, known as the Golden Number or Golden Ratio. This number appears in a wide range of calculations and is connected to Pi, or the Fibonacci sequence. We perceive Pi, once again, as a linear calculation of numbers which 'goes on forever'. Yet in Nature it is illustrated by spiral and fractal formats.
Infinity is considered beyond the scope of the mind and therefore its appearance in most cosmological or quantum equations is, like uncertainty, a major irritation. In order to bypass the interference of infinity, scientists have to create artificial gateways and constraints for their equations.
Visitations from other civilizations are only possible if those civilizations are more advanced than our own, with technologies and methodologies superior to ours. Perhaps if there is a paradox to be found in our evolution, it may be in the discovery that Dark Matter spills everywhere, infinitely, and that the pinpricks of light by which we measure our Universe bind our perception of reality while the Universe is happily free from such bonds.
But the Dark does not readily give of its gems. We will be hard pressed out of our comfort zones if and when its dragons stir.