Not for long. Science is worldwide, not just an American thing. All science is constantly being tested and retested by scientists with every possible religious, social, political, etc. background. That's what makes it truly independent.<quoted text>
Yes, I know.
But don't you suppose that sometimes the "verification" is wrong? Maybe it's bought. Maybe it's forced through intimidation.
Like I said, the more independent testing and verification, the more confidence. But confidence never, ever reaches 100% because there is always some variant of every scientific question that has not been tested yet and science recognizes that it can never test for every variation.