There is an interesting article on Suppressed Science about the bizarre belief that science has just about gotten it all wrapped up. Many scientists believe that they are somehow on the verge of knowing everything. I know that sounds laughable but this is a real position taken by many within the scientific community. Here is an excerpt from the article:
Science is in a state of crisis. Where free inquiry, natural curiosity and open-minded discussion and consideration of new ideas should reign, a new orthodoxy has emerged. This ‘new inquisition’, as it has been called by Robert Anton Wilson consists not of cardinals and popes, but of the editors and reviewers of scientific journals, of leading authorities and self-appointed “skeptics”, and last but not least of corporations and governments that have a vested interest in preserving the status quo, and it is just as effective in suppressing unorthodox ideas as the original.