The deification of science and scientists (such as theoretical physics and physicists) rests on shaky ground indeed, but rather:

Physicist, Pierre Duhem

Physicist, Pierre Duhem

“It is, as we have said, a system―a symbolic construction―designed to summarize in a small number of definitions and principles a set of experimental laws.  This is its role, useful but modest.  It is all too easy to exaggerate it….. It is always at the origin of science that its role is most badly defined.  Those who create it are inclined to exaggerate its scope [and importance] more than others.” ― Pierre Duhem, Essays in the History and Philosophy of Science, translated and edited, with introduction, by Roger Ariew and Peter Barker, Copyright © 1996 by Hackett Publishing, Inc.

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Retired military officer; retired Air Force civil servant; retired executive, DS Information Systems Corporation; writer; researcher; reader and avid yachtsman.
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