There's a lot of context missing here, but I see no clear evidence of "science" having occurred at all. Was this "research scientist" working for a company that was hoping to sell some kind of Ginko Bilboa product? A real scientist would have been trying to discover what Ginko Biloba was like, not trying to prove the efficacy of it. A business has one main agenda, and will often do and say anything to make money, that's often tragically been shown over and over. That your son might have been used isn't surprising. So what was your point? Are you saying all science is bad, or unbelievable? That because some shady company trying to market pixie dust didn't work out, valid science trying to save lives is bunk? I bought a guitar I didn't like once, it didn't sour me on playing others.