Scientists Still Have Much To Explain

What we know is antidepressants raise the level of neurotransmitters in the brain. But, the brain uses those neurotransmitters for just about everything, so no one has any idea why this leads to a reduction in depression.

2Scientists Still Have Much To Explain

So, men have orgasms because that’s how they get their swimmers to the prize. Women, on the other hand, have no real reason to be orgasming other than pleasure. Some theories suggest female orgasms were once a part of ovulation, but no one really knows for sure.


3Scientists Still Have Much To Explain

Scientists have spent decades trying to decipher why moths are drawn to light. Their first real theory was that light disrupted a moth’s internal navigation system. The second strongest theory was that male moths mistook the light for female moth pheromones. Neither has held up in testing.


4Scientists Still Have Much To Explain

Freud was convinced he’d cracked the code of the sub-conscious mind. That’s all good and stuff, but how about the fact that scientists have absolutely no idea where consciousness comes from? They can’t even pinpoint it in the brain.


5Scientists Still Have Much To Explain

Since its inception over two millennia ago, people have sworn by the effectiveness of acupuncture. I’ve personally used it successfully. The thing is, scientists still have no explanation for why it works.


6Scientists Still Have Much To Explain

Though they have two theories to explain the phenomenon (Gyroscopic theory, Caster theory), neither explanation has proven to be a definitive answer for why bicycles stabilize while in motion.


7Scientists Still Have Much To Explain

It seems like something they would have found an explanation for long ago, but science still hasn’t been able to definitively explain why shower curtains get blown inward while hot water is running. There are many theories, but nothing has been proven.


8Scientists Still Have Much To Explain

Here is one science needs to get on ASAP. Why do we yawn, and why the hell is yawning so damn contagious? There are two, yet unproven, theories: Yawns chill the brain to improve intellectual performance or, it’s some form of communication from our ancient ancestors.


9Scientists Still Have Much To Explain

Though science has created proven methods to increase intuition, they have no clue how it actually works.


10Scientists Still Have Much To Explain

This interesting condition is when ordinary people develop incredible skills as the result of serious head trauma. For example, after Derek Amato suffered a severe concussion, he discovered he could suddenly play the piano extraordinarily well. He’d never played a piano in his life before the concussion.


11Scientists Still Have Much To Explain

Scientists have never been able to pinpoint exactly why people love music. One theory is our brains love the patterns, others hypothesize that since our brains are used to speech, they connect those words with music.


12Scientists Still Have Much To Explain

Is it to heighten the touch sensation or perhaps to increase our focus while “doing the deed”? Scientists have absolutely no idea.


13Scientists Still Have Much To Explain

So, we know lightning is caused by an electric discharge between a thundercloud and the Earth. What we don’t know, is how thunderclouds get the spark to produce the lightning since they don’t have high electric yields.


14Scientists Still Have Much To Explain

Scientists say the sound that we get from cracking our knuckles is from tiny gas bubbles inside the joint breaking. However, scientists also say that this tiny release shouldn’t cause anywhere near the amount of noise it does.


15Scientists Still Have Much To Explain

Ok, we know HOW we get hungover—Todd kept ordering those damn tequila shots. However, scientists have still yet to identify why your hangover is accompanied by feeling nauseous, dizziness and extreme thirst. Two theories have arisen, but both were shot down.


16Scientists Still Have Much To Explain

The whole idea that the placebo effect “is all in our heads” has been silenced. With the realization that saline and morphine cause the same pain blocking neurons to fire, scientists have proven the placebo effect is neurobiological. Unfortunately, this only stumped scientists further.


17Scientists Still Have Much To Explain

Scientists have been able to observe magnetic fields for quite some time. That’s all fine and dandy, but they have no idea why magnetic fields work. What are the made of? Very few scientists have even been able to agree on a theory to explain why magnets work.