Is fundamental physics opening the door to pseudoscience?
It is probably wiser to follow Bob Dylan than Stephen Hawking in matters of science vs philosophy. Such questions surface when core supporters of string theory and inflation theory defend these these models. My concern is the voices that downplay the roles of experiment and observation for such theories to be regarded as credible. Read more in my science philosophizing a while ago in the new Mentsch web-magazine.
The editor of Mentsch called the article "The Pseudoscience of Fundamental Physics".