It's quite likely to be a mistake to suppose science is discovering the true nature of reality. Scientific theories most probably do not depict how things really are. Contrary to what scientists think eg Hawkings, Dawkins, Krauss et al, it's not truth that science is striving for, but rather improved engineering.
However it's important that
scientists do not understand this and think they are revealing the true
nature of reality. That gives them the psychological drive to invent new
scientific theories. It is a noble lie.