As the nobel prize winner Julian Schwinger said it: "Has the knowledge that physics is an experimental science been totally lost?"
Yes! Where exactly did he write that? Do you have the complete document? Is it on line? . . . Ah, ha! It is at Infinite Energy:
Schwinger also told Gene Mallove and Mike Melich the version I quoted above: "physics are empirical." As you see, he was not able to give this paper himself, so Gene read it.
Ah ha again. I do have this at LENR-CANR.org, as published in the ICCF-4 proceedings.