On Models

We are incapable of thinking about things; we can only think about our ideas of those things. The universe is not governed by laws; it simply is. The laws of nature are just a model of the universe small and simple enough to fit in our brains–useful, certainly, but useful is not the same as real. 

Or, to put it succinctly: the Tao which can be spoken is not the true Tao. 

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