Unfortunately the belief, as you describe, means that a TOE that includes life, will never be achieved.. IMO 'Ole Roemer had no idea about quantum entanglement, and neither did Maxwell, Einstein or others. All were working to some form of "aether" or medium of some sort, back ground. Which quantum entanglement finally debunks entirely. Minkowski/Einstien space time and quantum entanglement phenomena are totally incompatible as far as I can tell... So which is the correct paradigm? M/E space time or Quantum entanglement?