What's the most vital thing in science? (It's not the scientific method)

"...the past three centuries seem to have got on nicely without the aid of logic. Yes, I reply, they have, because there is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods; and that is, the sincere desire to find out the truth, whatever it may be, and that those centuries have been blessed with."

- Charles Sanders Pierce

Collected papers of Charles Sanders Pierce>>
Image by Camille Flammarion, 1888
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