Siddhartha Gautama, the man wrongly-accused of founding Buddhism, included in his teachings the warning to steer clear of "imponderable" matters -- the questions that allow of no fruitful resolution or truth. Basically, he suggested that there was already enough nitwit-dom to cope with, so let's not throw fuel on that fire.
If your mother leaves the house with the admonition, "and don't stick beans up your nose while I'm gone," what is the first thing any child is likely to try? I guess the "imponderables," whether unwise or not, are here to stay.
To point out what is fruitlessly imponderable is to suggest that other possibilities can be more fruitful ... more realistically and usefully ponderable.
But today I wonder if that which might be called usefully ponderable isn't, like Siddhartha Gautama, wrongly accused.
Or is that imponderable and a waste of time?