ignoramus et ignorabimus -> we do not know and will not know

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ignoramus et ignorabimus -> we do not know and will not know

The Latin maxim ignoramus et ignorabimus, meaning "we do not know and will not know", stood for a position on the limits of scientific knowledge, in the thought of the nineteenth century. It was given credibility by Emil du Bois-Reymond, a German physiologist, in his Über die Grenzen des Naturerkennens ("On the limits of our understanding of nature") of 1872. It generated continuing debate.
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