Knight at Arms
I can agree with that, to a point. The thing is though that quacks for the most part don't actually bother to falsify studies to prove the soundness of what they are doing. And there is a huge difference between being open to change in what we know and complete nihilism. If you have a serious disease your best shot of getting out of it is still going to a doctor, not the shaman that will make you drink dung beetle blood to cleanse your aura. @kurczak has been saying that the two are the same, or at least that's what it comes across as, and your bit about "any idiot" being able to falsify a study frankly sounded like that too.Well that's kind of the problem. Due to the replication crisis, what is or isn't "quack" science is increasingly difficult to figure out, and what is considered "quack" science often depends upon whether or not the results align with the readers' political views. 'Science', as the method it should be, is also not infallible, and established fact is constantly being revised. Meaning concepts like "just trust the science!" is inherently contradictory to what science is; the methods of skepticism that challenges established understanding and thinking. My criticism isn't about the actual science itself, but the political, social, and business bull****, particularly the agendas, that surround much of the science these days.
The overwhelming majority of people who work in science are doing their best and working hard, often for little to no money and little to no recognition (let's not forget that the actual work is done by PhD students and the likes). It is incredibly annoying and frustrating to see this kind of attitude from swats of the general public.
Edit: and regarding the replication crisis, I agree that it's an issue, but it's not like that wasn't happening in the past. We just know about it now, which is proof that the process works if nothing else. The reaction to that should be "ok we need to fix this so that our knowledge can be more reliable", not "everything we have learned that has lead to better medical care and improved quality of life/life expectancy now sucks, everything is terrible, let's go back to living in caves".