The Science of the pioneers, the science of the ones who took the first steps in the development of a systematic observation of the world. They were, first and foremost, individuals with a certain sense of sacredness, they were believers: Newton, Kepler... they were the ones who delivered the very first blows to the Aristotelian view of the world. Many of these scientists were born within the tenets of the Catholic faith, and obviously so. This was the church that had the exclusive possession of the world view at the time. For some centuries science maintained itself as a non-profit enterprise. Today, however, under the current economic system, the scientific establishment is focused on the development of technologies and they now rely on lines of investigation promoted by governments and corporations. It is not the science that was... nor does it maintain the original spirit that motivated the great advances of the past. It has transformed into a kaleidoscope of investigations with economic interest in between. The general retardation of the sciences comes to ridiculous levels in the case of theoretical physics for example, in which we have not had any advances since the seventies. Don't think so? Then you probably haven't read Lee Smolin's book, "The Trouble with Physics." Of course, you would expect such a book to be harshly criticized by a community of physicists. But... what would you expect? Nobody likes to have their candy taken away. There are so many questionable things about string theory, to the degree that Smolin has made his fellow peers all but happy about his take on physics. These are the type of things that lead one to ask several questions about the way in which these gentlemen do their science. But the truth is, all of these puny atheist physicists with their puny theoretical physics are all about in-fighting and internal inconsistencies. But when they go to the public to talk about their purportedly consistent, unquestionable theories of reality which are ultimately untestable, it just makes me sick. What scientist is not tripping when he claims to know what happened in the first seconds after the Big Bang when he was never there and never will be? What kind of cheap science is this? A dose of reality, of untestable theoretical physics sold to the public as unquestionable realities to those who are disingenuous enough to believe them. It's been 40 years of not having any substantial progress in these fields, just as Smolin mentions in the book. I could not believe it when I first found out, I could not figure out how was it that they can speak with such confidence of these things that can't be scientifically replicated nor verified with experimentation. Maybe science is beginning to show the first signs of a real dogma, at least when it comes to theoretical physics. Try your best to refute this.