tl;dr: stfu, pawlowski

Pawlowski, without people that treated photography as "a freakin science project", you would have NO materials with which to make your own images. No one is claiming that everyone needs fluency in all the scientific disciplines impinging on photography to create great photographic art. What is necessary for anyone to create great photographic art (or workaday snapshots) is that some practitioners have that fluency, to enable the production and improvement of materials.