Part of the challenge of living life on earth is to be able to figure out where something begins and where it ends.
That is why science and its methodology are such pitifully inadequate and pathetically artificial and limited human constructs.
Even though they are the best and the most useful and practical tools God has placed in our hands to be able to live our lives on earth successfully.
Maybe that is why every time I write something, I feel that it is my last. And this is the end.
But then, before I know it, something else comes along. And Allah gives me something better.
And life jumpstarts all over again!
The difference is between Bismillah, which is the beginning, and Alhamdulillah, which is the end.