(Source: Molnar, C. & Gair, J. 2013. Concepts of Biology. Rice University: OpenStax College. https://opentextbc.ca/biology)
Scientists are truth seekers, who seek to expand our understanding of the world through scientific inquiry. They make use of the scientific method - presented in its most basic format to the left, and in a more complex flowchart below. Science relies on creative thinking, careful reasoning, scrupulously following methods, honest reporting, and peer review.
Source: Understanding Science, UC Berkeley, https://undsci.berkeley.edu/article/0_0_0/howscienceworks_02