Re: The first hint you are reading an Orlowski article
"Needless to say I was told not to ask such questions by my teachers. Happy now?"
No ! You seem to be suggesting that scientific is something uttered by a scientist . The scientific method is not that. It's the scientific method that needs to be applied to problems. The practitioner might be right or wrong in their application, deduction or even mathematics and being human may well be influenced by fear, greed and prejudice but others will eventually test re-test, argue and adjust.