This may be a bit of an aside. . . but. . . doesn't "good" (and HONEST) science involve re-examining the results to tests, re-testing theories, "exploring other possibilities", etc.? Does not "good" (and HONEST) science involve strict adherance to the (please forgive me for the redudancy) Scientific Method??
I was thinking about this particular thread yesterday. (I have absolutely no life whatsoever!) Duing my ponderings of this thread I realized how important the Scientific Method is to us as we continue on as a species. . . learning, exploring, hypothesizing, re-evaluating, being curious, questioning, etc., etc. Look at where we are, today, in terms of technology and our understanding of. . . EVERYTHING! About 500 or 600 years ago, most people on this planet thought the Earth was flat. Today, we have the knowledge and ability to speak to family and friends half-way around the world. Pretty cool, huh! Of course, we are more than just "creatures of science". We have feelings, emotions, and even "values" and "morals", all of which often times seems counter to what is considered "good" science and the Scientific Method. Everything combined, though, makes us US! We think, we feel. . . and we explore, we're curious and we want to learn and want to "understand".
I celebrate this.
(I know. . . too much thinking. . . ) LOL!
Here's to science. But, also, here's to enjoying the world before us with much emotion and celebration!