You know, it occurs to me that if you think that, because scientists express things mathematically, if you express things mathematically, too, then you’re being scientific is a sort of “cargo cult science”.
That’s not science, it’s not empirical, and it’s not realistic.
Apparently, I’m not by any means the first person to make this observation. The eminently quotable Richard Feynman first did nearly 40 years ago. Plus ça change…