Science is what I do for a living: I design, review, and help publish experimental studies and doctoral dissertations. On this board, I am hear to learn and explore. I'll consider anything: blue sky thinking is fun! I have a pretty good idea what can and can't be studied using established research methodologies. I can read and understand peer reviewed published studies when they are presented to test alternative ideas. I'm also aware when alternative ideas can't be studied at all with scientific methods.
If one is "scientific", one is always open to new possibilities--hoping to rethink for testability--and carry out experiments to correct existing dogma. A scientist is aware that everything we think we know through experiment is only the latest best guess--waiting for the next study to provide improvement or an alternative.
If one is "scientistic", one tends to believe that the "guess" is true:
That wouldn't be you, would it?