This definitely belongs in the linguistic Lego room
While the Make a Wish foundation is super cool and admirable and what they do has to be super hard, it would be considerably harder were they the Make a Fish Foundation.
If I owned hundreds of vans, I would have them driven in columns and in my van I would drive in front of the column. That way I would be in a van in the van of a caravan of vans.
Here is a breakdown of different disciplines based on an allegory of interaction with a stick (super broad obviously)
Science is asking “how does the stick interact with things?”. Philosophy is asking “why is it a stick?”. Art is “what does the stick represent?”. Engineering is “how can we use the stick?”.
Einstein was horrified to learn Newton didn’t understand the gravity of the situation.
I like to think that the long feud between Rome and Carthage…
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