Scientists sometimes deceive themselves into thinking that philosophical ideas are only, at best, decorations or parasitic commentaries on the hard, objective triumphs of science, and that they themselves are immune to the confusions that philosophers devote their lives to dissolving. But there is no such thing as
philosophy-free science; there is only science whose philosophical baggage is taken on board without examination.

Daniel Dennett - Darwin’s Dangerous Idea (p. 21)