Years ago, my mate had a theory that "high end" Hi Fi turntables were, so good that they were rubbish. What he was saying that, the arms were so sensitive, you couldn't walk across the floor without them skating across the record. He was right
The same applies to the new self service checkouts at Morrisons. One day the machine was just eating my coins without registering them. When the manager had opened up the coin mechanism, he found bits of fluff that had clogged it up. He maintained that the machines were state of the art, to which my reply was, "They're so good, they're rubbish" It's true.
The principal can apply to all sorts of stuff, String theory for example. It's so clever, it,s rubbish.
How can you measure how long a piece of string is without giving a value to something that is immeasurable?
Then there is Super String and M theory, D brane theory and 11 different dimensions.
It's at the point where more faith is required to believe it, than to believe in the supernatural.
Maybe science is a religion. It certainly punches above it's weight in my opinion.
I am quite convinced that aspects of modern science are just a form of legitimised gnosticism but maybe that's another story.
On a slightly different note, I was quite surprised when I looked up the definition of "technocracy" It appears that "Social sciences" are not included in the definition. I would disagree most strongly, since it is clear that the development of social science at the time of the enlightenment, most definitely became a tool by which the ruling elites, "managed" society. maybe the dictionary writers are not as insightful as one would have hoped.