The trouble with mathematicians is that they think mathematics is a science. In fact, in the truest sense of the word it is an artifice, not a fraud or deception but something created by humans rather than existing in nature.
The deception is worked by mathematicians on themselves when they come to believe speculative equations are ‘evidence’ to support their speculations.
Really theoretical physics with its string theory and all its other theories is no different to religion, both are examples of people desepately searching for certainties in a chaotic world.
Me? I rather like chaos, it has the ability to surprise me, occasionally pleasantly, but always interestingly.