We do not need to split atoms into smaller parts. Fragmented knowledge does not make us more knowledgeable.
“We can’t know everything, how and wherefore,” said the old man. “It is ordained for the bird to have not four wings but two because it is able to fly with two; and so it is ordained for man not to know everything but only a half or a quarter. As much as he needs to know so as to live, so much he knows.”
Anton Chekhov, In The Ravine