Dimwit4 doesn't understand that we are really just as skeptical of science as we are of religion.<quoted text>
Agreed. And the scientific community eventually works out the truth of the matter. Again, that is why we require testability and reproducibility of results.
Fraud is a serious concern because it does distort the scientific process and makes it more difficult to get to truth. But, if the fraud is in an interesting and important area of study, the results will be tested by many independent scientists and the fraud made clear fairly quickly. Fraud in less significant areas can last longer, but again, the truth will be found by subsequent investigators when they attempt to reproduce the results.
Only, more often than not, scientific mistakes and frauds are exposed and their findings rejected.
He also doesn't get that he has absolutely NO skepticism of religion, making it possible for him to believe wild, unfounded, fantastical and impossible claims.
He fights his way through truth to see only what he wants to see. What he's been indoctrinated to see.