Current scientific simulation compared to other traditions

Here are some "down to earth" things that we believe almost all engineers would sympathize with, and that many "ordinary people" would find sensible as well:

            The doctrine that detailed modelling is to be avoided, and discounted, is set out by Richard Feynman in an overwhelming (and, in its way, very beautiful) lecture.    I quote from page 2 of lecture 18 in THE FEYNMAN LECTURES ON PHYSICS, Vol II. It is just below a table 18-1, titled "Classical Physics."    That table shows nine abstractly notated equations.   The nine equations are described in the text as "ALL of classical physics."   Just below Table 18-1, Feynman lectures as follows.   

It seems to us that the paragraph teaches the following lessons. 

     How about a return to intuitively comfortable positions that correspond to Feynman's points, but that match more closely how the rest of the world thinks and does business?    

         If these lessons were acceptable, then engineers and post-quantum physicists could talk to each other more effectively than they do.

I believe the rather standard engineering "lessons" above, if accepted, might make it a great deal easier to follow George Johnson's admonition that