“Many scientists insist that the highest purpose of human knowledge is to provide the facts and nothing but the facts.
But just what is scientific fact?…The composing of theories and formulae is a symbol-making activity. The results are not ultimate insights but assuring symbols of nature. The scientific world thus becomes a sphere of man-made symbols, and scientists are the most prolific architects”
-R.G.H. Siu from The Tao of Science (1997) p. 46