SCIENCE, especially when it comes to audio physics & theory, is no doubt largely correct, believable & perhaps irrefutable; however, I remain healthily skeptical of science in general, especially considering the discoveries, claims, errors & perhaps even fraud made over the last century.
The one that always comes to mind to me is the cause of stomach ulcers. It finally was debunked a while ago after a century of believing that they were caused by stress.
Salmon stocks on the west coast regularly defy the best efforts of our marine scientists to estimate what the strength of the runs will be. Despite huge & expensive research, more often than not, the scientists are wrong.
The whole global warming (now climate change) fiasco is suspect on both sides of the argument. How accurate is your daily weather forecast?
Here is some boring reading:
There are lots more, but you get the point. It seems that one person's science isn't always exactly that of another. Hence, that's probably why all speakers don't sound the same - different designers do things in different ways thus producing what they believe is right for them. Thankfully this provides for lots of choice & most importantly, the freedom for customers to choose & purchase the right product for them.
As a layman from the dark ages, I'm probably way off base here, but that's how I see it...