What is true and real and what makes it so? Why is it that the only kind of science we know depends on math for its truth-claims and our math is (as far as I know) strictly quantitative?
Please assume that I am not talking about reverting to “might makes right” here. Science and math are vastly superior standards of truth, but still…
Is that all there is? Is that the only way to interact with the world? Is that the limit of what we can see and comprehend?
How did numbers become the only thing that is real when no one has seen a number?
Why do we value the goods that come from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) so much more highly than the goods that arise from other sources? Can STEM tell you the difference between life and death, or just measure the symptoms?
Take, for instance, your dog or cat. There it is, one of billions of its kind, whose heart beats so many times a minute and asks for treats 142 times a day. But is that what a dog is (or a cat)?
I would wish for a science that knows what a living being is – the quality of light in its eyes. I would wish for an economics that knew what a way of life is. I would wish for a technology that asks “why?” as much as it asks “how?”