I do this rarely, but I'm going to turn it over to another blog today. A blogging pal of mine, Stephen Pentz, keeps a wonderful poetry blog called First Known When Lost. He posts poetry and some of his own commentary introduces the conceptually connected poems of the day (commentary that he tends to downplay in its importance, but that I always find insightful and thought-provoking). Yesterday, he posted a passage from Wittgenstein, who is often nebulous, but who, in this case, at least in my opinion, gets it perfectly, in terms of the relationship of science to the world. As Stephen puts it, "science only provides descriptions of the World. It has nothing to do with intimation."
Indeed. Read the short passage by Wittgenstein HERE, along with Stephen's full commentary and the poems he selected, related to the subject.