I agree! Even though they considered themselves as natural philosophers, they rejected the scientific method as an inferior tool, hence they had nothing to do with todays scientists. Their arguments against the Copernican system were not scientific in Nature, but they used the Doctrines of ancient authorities or the bible instead. Same thing can be said for the medieval so called "physicians". They blindly followed the doctrines of Galen and Avicenna because they considered them the ultimate Authorities that can't be wrong. Although the book of Andreas Vesalius "De humani corporis fabrica" was published at the 15th Century, it took almost 400 years(!!!!) for the main body of doctors to abandon Galen"s doctrines and embrace the scientific method. Of course we don't know how people in 1000 years will see us and its irrelevant to say that scientists cannot be wrong. In fact, they are wrong most of the time. However, human history has shown that the scientific method is by far more productive and superior compared to other ways of pursuing the truth like magical thinking, scriptures, etc. We can say that the scientific method has been one the greatest leaps in human kind historically. This is undisputable. Against the mainstream ideas can eventually turn out to be right, but this is rare. 99.999% of them will turn out to be wrong. And most ideas by internet crackpots (amateur scientists) are just incoherent gibberish, that originate from their poor understanding of the subject they try to revolutionize. Most lack the rigor in their thought to make meaningful contributions. Phenomena around us are multiparametric and anyone can make assumptions, if free parameters are not removed (degrees of freedom?). Equations with 10 different unknown parameters are not informative. and of course, untestable and unfalsifiable. You can even fit an elephant in a car if you add enough parameters (i think Pauli said that but i am not sure). So an against the mainstream hypothesis can be right, but it has to be a hypothesis first. And also don't expect people to change their ideas. You need to be a genius to be able to realize you are wrong. Most wrong ideas die because their supporters die or are not able to defend them anymore.