We like to generalize to a universal image. Electron currents, language communication, protein connections, the stress of social groups flowing from one topic to another, transport system pulsars, program code numbers, game rules. Everything can be expressed through formulas, schemes, ciphers. At the heart of any metabolism is a mathematical function, a motherboard, an alphabet, a drawing.
We like to generalize everything to a cartoon primitive, to the sacred web of abstract connections. In this simplification there is some kind of illusion of depth, as if you knew the essence of things, but in reality it is just a humanitarian reflection, a cargo cult, kids' marker pictures on which the sun is always a round yellow ball in the upper right corner of the sheet, and the car is a rectangle on four disks.