I don't know why you are accusing me of having "disdain for science". I'm suggesting just the opposite, that science (and physics in particular) has taken over the most exalted of historical roles once occupied by high-priests and wizards, that of the initiates into a gnosis that gives them the power to unlock and reveal the secrets of the universe. The sociological problem that I referred to is that this is the most hermetic of priesthoods, one where true understanding is closed to mere mortals unless they devote something like ten years to higher education, which most people are in no position to do. So the general public are left with little choice but to believe by faith. I'm suggesting that despite all the atheist pretensions, and despite all the 18th century 'age of reason' rhetoric, science has slipped very comfortably into a long established social role that the Church once occupied, and the ancient mystery schools, temple priesthoods and shamans occupied before that. I don't believe that's healthy or desirable, but I'm not sure what can be done about it.