“Science is not a body of facts … Science is a method for deciding whether what we choose to believe has a basis in the laws of nature or not.”
Marcia McNutt, quoted by Joel Achenback in Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science? [nationalgeographic.com]
Also this, from the same article:
Scientific results are always provisional, susceptible to being overturned by some future experiment or observation. Scientists rarely proclaim an absolute truth or absolute certainty
Joel Achenbach, Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science? [nationalgeographic.com]
The article is from 2015, but more relevant in the post-truth, alternative facts world.