For instance, Stephen Hawking once claimed:
Philosophy is dead
Figures such as Einstein were quite interested in the Philosophy of science. In addition to this, a fair amount of Philosophers were on the side of Scientists in the face of postmodern reinterpretations, during the science wars. So far, this doesn't really suggest a vitriolic relationship between the two fields.
My gut (uneducated) feeling is that the bedlam in question is a relatively recent phenomenon.
Question: Is the "Science therefore Philosophy is obsolete" attitude, recent, or is there a historical backdrop which can account for said tension?