The Unknown vs. The Unknowable

by Esteban

“It is the difference between the unknown and the unknowable, between science and fantasy, it is a matter of essence.

The four points of the compass be logic, knowledge, wisdom and the unknown.

Some do bow in that final direction. Others advance upon it. To bow before the one is to lose sight of the three.

I may submit to the unknown, but never to the unknowable.

The man who bows in that final direction is either a saint or a fool. I have no use for either.”

–The god Yama, speaking in Roger Zelazny, Lord of Light,