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Van Helsing: "'Ah, it is the fault of our science that it wants to explain all, and if it explain not, then it says there is nothing to explain."

Today, we might describe Van Helsing as suffering from "Nobel disease", a phenomenon where eminent scientists stop practicing science and just believe whatever feels right to them. Notable examples include Linus Pauling (Nobel prizes for chemistry and peace, Vitamin C enthusiast), William Shockley (Nobel prize for physics, later a supporter of eugenics), and Brian Josephson (Nobel for physics, became fascinated by quantum mysticism). .
Nobel disease: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobel_disease

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