The scientific method, as taught in high school, does not actually work in the laboratory.

The less I know about a subject, the harder I find it is to ask questions, whereas the more I know, the more questions I start to have. Some of these are applications questions, some are confirmatory and a whole lot are theoretical, and sometimes, people wonder why I query so much.

I ask questions so I know how to fit a newly discovered fact or idea into my worldview (once I decide whether it has merit or not, of course).