The Basis for Invention
Science speculates about what exists based on facts it uncovers, a heritage solidified on testing the reproducibility of what it now accepts as scientific truth, defining reliability.
Philosophy constructs lines of reasoning, predicated by language, the structure of thoughts as they process corporeality by asking questions about relationships between what is known and what is not – part of the void defined as the unknown that resonates and effects every condition permeating culture including religion and ethics.
Self and conscious awareness in their most primal level are usually understood as divisions (separations) from everything else in the external world. From a human perspective, what happens in the world effects individual perception by precipitating interpretations of experiences, motivating idea patterns. Common events affect cultural aspirations as well as fears. Eventually, the unknown is seen as uncontrollable uncertainty, or perhaps an opportunity for growth from learning something new.
It is also sensed as an inevitable struggle on its most basic philosophic level, present to varying degrees in any condition. Some individuals have experiences that pierce other levels, bringing back an epiphany, a divine revelation, and foundation of religious belief. A basis also for invention by tapping into the stream of ideas that form principles of potentiality.
Perhaps the question of the meaning of life – existence, origin, purpose, nature, value, and reason – may never be comprehended in its totality from a physical perspective. Yet everyone has the capacity for Epiphany. Whether it is based is spirituality, science or philosophy is less important than its ability to convey another dimension connected to the one we already inhabit and the ability to retain its memory.