If you have seen images of animist society (Japan for example) you would know that work-tools and religion can be related. And 2000 years from now the telescopes will probably be seen as religious buildings. Scientists are often like religious casts more concerned by status and building temples than science itself.
On my small scale I imagine professions like software development (or business creation) attracts-creates this behavior. Much time can be spent looking and understanding practice, assembling and making tools, leaving precise instructions for daemons and users alike without ever doing the real job.