Well, it certainly does invite questioning, but at the end of the day the only question that all these questions stems from is “What is it”?
We do not know what it is, or even how it is. This is something that we need to look into. We need to ask questions to answer this question and even then, we do not know if there will be an answer provided; at least, not yet. Even then, if an answer does come forth, will it satisfy enough people to be considered as something conclusive?
There is no telling at this stage, which is why so many questions need to be asked in order to find a way to answer another question. This will take years of research and a lot of potential failure. This will likely increase in small steps rather than leaps and bounds, but of course you never know with these things. However, there also is the process of trying to work out what are the right questions to ask, of which we do not know. We do not know how to ask the right questions in this instance. This object is too unknown to us.
What that means then, is that despite our desires to work out what the right questions are to ask, we will need to work that out in hindsight, and that is assuming that there are enough questions that corroborate with each other in order to create a line of questioning that seems to make sense and help reveal things. We also need to consider that the questions that do line up might not actually be linked to each other in a useful way, or at all.
There is also the chance that everything might come together quite easily. No difficulty, but this is not something we need to bank on. We need to think carefully and expect that working out data that is useful is going to take a long time and as such, there will be a long time before anything useful will be shared. We need to expect that things could go wrong and that the possibility of going along the wrong path is quite large. Still, we also know that with enough time we could get answers and be able to explain, or at least understand what this object is, if it is indeed anything at all beyond its surface appearance.
As such, there will be the most rigorous testing, but it shall start off gentle. We don’t know what kind of stress load this object can take. Based on its appearance, it could probably take a lot, but we cannot be certain at this juncture. Gentle testing will of course be the first. We will aim to be non-invasive where possible.
Until then, however, we must take the object to somewhere safe and protected; not for safekeeping, but for preparation. It is going to be a long period of discovery, and both we and it need to be ready.
The time it took to write five-hundred words: 07:11:56
This is kind of similar to one or two things I wrote earlier this year.
I don’t mind the concept, but I feel as though this is too repetitive and too surface.
Written at home.