I wrote a paper in college about how if electrons are deterministic (meaning that we can see both their velocity/trajectory and their location at the same time) it doesn't necessarily mean that the entire universe is deterministic, nor rule out the possibility of a creator diety. But that's not really what I mean either.
What I mean is more like this: physics as metaphor.
You see, I have some major issues with Judaism. The most pertinent being the treatment of women, and other disenfranchised groups. Most recently Harley and I have been discussing the treatment of homosexuality in Judaism, the conversation started by the recent ruling by CJLS. I firmly believe that in this respect Judaism is like physics. We're at Quantum Mechanics. Things work observably, but there are some theoretical problems. For instance, we've created legal loopholes so that no one can be proven to be a mamzer (bastard), but we haven't gotten rid of the idea of mamzerim, because it is biblical. Functionally the category of mamzer no longer exists, but it is still technically a part of the religion, and one that many modern people object to.
Where we want to be is String Theory. The String Theory of Judaism will reconcile the theoretical problems with the observable, physical world. Somehow the idea that homosexuality is not contrary to Judaism, and that homosexuals are not, by their nature sinful, will be worked into the fabric of Judaism without compromising it. I am just not sure how. This doesn't mean that our Quantum Mechanics Judaism doesn't work, or that it should be discarded, just that it isn't all-encompassing. What we're going for is a Grand Unified Theory of Judaism. One where everything works, but is simple to understand.
Well now I've proved my nerd status. And I know at least one of my friends will correct my descriptions of physical theories.