Physicists have been actively theorizing fiction into fact, I wonder if Archimedes had such flights of fancy? Each theory of everything builds or tangents from previous theories.
The scientific method:
- Ask a Question
- Do Background Research
- Construct a Hypothesis
- Test Your Hypothesis by Doing an Experiment
- Analyze Your Data and Draw a Conclusion
- Communicate Your Results
Discards and embraces different thoughts about reality.
All to satisfy our curiosity.