The discussion in the above was wandering away from what the OP asked about and the thread was slowly becoming hijacked. This is to continue that discussion. I include the relevant quotes below.
Science text books summarize a couple of thousand years of people doing experiments, and then figuring out why things happen the way they do, beginning with the ancient Greeks.
You are welcome to start over, though!
Sometimes people 'start over' and discover something new. There was a German bloke called Albert* who did this around the beginning of the 20th Century, he made big improvements to our knowledge of gravity, mass, velocity and time as a result. Never discourage anyone from questioning accepted science.
Apart from that, text books can be dull and boring, much better to experiment yourself and see how stuff really works.
Are you a fan of crystal healing, or one of the anti-vaxxers?
No, they are idiots. You are confusing questioning science, which is healthy, with sticking 2 fingers up to it, which makes you an idiot.
Now there's an unaswerable thing; if you know what accepted science says then you might get taken along with some big mistake that everyone else has missed and not make a breakthrough. If you do your own experimenting without knowing too much about what others have done and how they interpreted it you might find something everyone else missed.
You also have to consider that someone who experiments with a particular aim in mind might fail in their original aim but instead discover something they were not looking for. You don't do that from relying on text books.
With even more apologies to the OP!
I'll tidy this up later, got to go out.