Xanthippe: Philosophy deduced the existence of fundamental particles thousands of years ago.
Actually, it was philosophers that did that. Democritus was the man, building on ideas formulated by his teacher
Cofty: Much of what passes for philosophy is nothing more than mental masturbation
Can I do it until I need glasses?
Seriously though, we should not forget that science is ultimately a philosophical approach to trying to understand reality.
The difference between science and religion is that with science knowledge is discovered and to be freely shared with all whereas with religion knowledge is allegedly "revealed" and held only in the hands of an elite (self-proclaimed) individual or group.
The former can and should be empowering to all and for everyone, while the latter is a means to hold power exclusively for purposes of control over the masses.