I've already answered that question. Yes, an opinion I disagree with. The Scientific Method is not a value; it's a methodology. Explain the differing designs in say, screws. They each ultimately serve the same function, but in a different manner. Design has nothing to do with value, it has to do with achieving an objective. Alas, they did. Without consensus, there can be no standards. The fact that there are standards, is testament to this. Ever heard of language? Correct. Until consensus was reached. Competing ideas are filtered by verification and utility, until one is deemed to be superior.