Modern scientists take pride in the fact their experiments don't work, they never validate their hypotheses and routinely discover that the facts clearly contraindicate their proposed theories. This is what is called progress in our era.
There is a big difference between astrophysics today and in the 19th century. The scientists of the 19th century were smarter, more rigorous, closer to the truth and less subjective. You could pack 95% of the people who call themselves scientists today into schoolbuses and drive them off cliffs into the sea ... and the net effect would be better science and the chance to make some real (as opposed to fake and contrived) progress. A shame would be two seats empty in the backs.
Have you been to a "doctor" lately? I have trouble finding one who can speak in complete sentences and remember to close his mouth after he is done talking. These guys can't heal themselves, much less anyone else. Speaking of which, just how many centuries are they going to keep looking for a "cure for cancer?" Their medicines don't work - they'd be best tossed out the window except then the birds might eat them.