You know I’m a big, big fan of science. (My only footnote to your description would be that guesses can play a legitimate role in science, at the stage of forming hypotheses.) But:1. You’re right that I’m also interested in art — I spend my working hours, and most of my leisure hours, thinking about art of one kind or another — and the artistic perspective isn’t the same as the scientific perspective.2. But in addition, I think there are some real philosophic problems with, for instance, many forms of empiricism, and certainly with the application of empiricism to, say, moral questions. As an example of the first, I’m not convinced that there is a way to get from the observation of empirical particulars to categories. And as an example of the second, most philosophers would agree that you can’t get from “is” to “ought”.+But all of this, of course, has nothing to do with our joint disagreement with exoticdoc, who evidently hears the voice of god.