Main These Are Things Man Was Not Meant To Know Discussion

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09:34:31 AM Nov 4th 2014
Is there a reason this is These Are Things Man Was Not Meant to Know instead of simply Things Man Was Not Meant to Know? The first is long, unwieldy, and sounds like dialogue.
09:53:09 AM Nov 4th 2014
Or even Man Was Not Meant To Know would be fine.
07:59:29 PM Jul 13th 2012
I'm surpised that there isn't an I Shouldn't Even Be Here trope, for when humans stumble upon a place so strange, so nightmarish that they say "I shouldn't even be here!" and become insane when they escape, if they even escape.

Is there a trope for this? I've searched for half an hour with no luck.
12:44:10 AM Jul 14th 2012
You probably want to ask in Lost and Found.
04:00:01 PM Feb 28th 2012
Picture is a bit wordy and campy considering the actual topic. At the same time, I have a hard time imagining how you can adequately have a picture for this trope at all.
09:22:54 AM Apr 11th 2011
edited by INUH
I removed this:

  • If you divide a positive, finite number with zero, you get infinity. If you divide a negative, finite number with zero, you get negative infinity. That's not weird. However, 0/0, infinity/0 and infinity/infinity are undetermined.

From the Real Life section. It's not correct. While the limit approaches infinity, one cannot say that you "get" infinity, as infinity isn't actually a number. Division by zero is undefined except in some very special cases. If anyone wants to argue the point, feel free.
12:50:00 PM May 4th 2010
The second page quote is nice, but it really doesn't fit this trope. Can anyone think of a better place to put it, or may I simply remove it?
07:12:42 PM May 4th 2010
I agree with you, so I removed it.
10:37:31 AM May 5th 2010
edited by Vasha
Er, no, I meant the other quote... You see, this trope is about things which it's unhealthy to know because they're too big, too awful, whatever, for human nature to deal with them, like Frankenstein saying he shouldn't have tried to figure out the key to life and death. But the second quote just says that the brain "doesn't want" us to understand ourselves, not that it would be unhealthy to do so.
03:33:33 PM May 5th 2010
Yeah, come on. Classic Trope Maker literature versus a quote from a Cracked article? Why on Earth would you think he was talking about the first one?
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