What does the tea have to say about coffee? Nothing... they're completely unrelated, apart from the fact that they're beverages. Trying to find similarities based on them being beverages is a fallacy. Does coffee make the tea invalid as a beverage? That kind of thing doesn't make any sense.
Buddhism and physics are two different systems, with two completely different goals. They each have clear limits. One was laid out by the Buddha (the suffering, and its cessation), and the other is laid out by the scientific method (observe, set hypothesis, experiment, verify, set conclusion, and develop models).
You can use science to supplement your practice, but the limits remain there. Papañca is not good for a practice.