Science is not about making predictions or performing experiments. Science is about explaining.
College is the grinding machine of the Mathematical Establishment, a conveyor belt that takes individuals from one cookie cutter to another so that the product comes within tight control limits out of the assembly line.
A mathematician believes that describing the speed of Mercury with equations amounts to science.
A mathematician is an individual who calls himself a 'physicist' and does 'physics' and physical experiments with abstract concepts.
Whereas a novice makes moves until he gets checkmated (proof), a Grand Master realizes 20 moves in advance that it’s futile to continue playing (conceptualizing).
Proof' is the hallmark of religion.