Roots among the Physical
For truth to gain acceptance as science, it must be shown to be a deduction from other truths.
The common perception of progress in science is that of a steady accumulation of knowledge and understanding, highlighted by the work of a comparative handful of well-known persons. From the distant perspective of time and history, this is accurate enough for nearly the same reason that viewing land while flying over it minimizes the day-to-day tribulations of those living on it. That "steady accumulation" is a kind of smoothing out of a grand learning curve of sorts, erratically punctuated by the contentiousness of competing theories and paradigms, the enigmas of unexpected experimental findings, and the uphill struggles faced by new concepts no matter how valid they may later prove to be.