Reality is something other than a language game called 'Science'


Science is an internally consistent system that does a good job of explaining ‘appearances’; i.e. ‘what things do’.  What it does not do a good job of, is in giving us an understanding of how the world we live is transforming, and how our ‘what things do’ oriented science relates to the transforming of our living space.

At the end of the nineteenth century there was a wave of scientific applications that we loosed on ourselves.  We knew a lot about how to ‘construct them’ but we didn’t know how their use would transform our landscape and our lives.  That’s because science deals in ‘what things do’ as if these things are ‘things-in-themselves’. (more…)