Scientific investigation is not logical but intuitive, because it is conducted by free association. Because formal logic has attracted unmerited attention in the 20th century, the importance of the scientist in the ‘decidability’ (which is the correct term, believe it or not) between possible avenues of exploration has been lost. There is no such possible logical means of deciding how to investigate – other than perhaps the relationship between cost and content falsified. But even this proposition is impossible to decide logically, since the domain of possible solutions is limited only by the general knowledge of the scientist and his or her capacity for free association (identification of possible patterns – which we tend to reduce to IQ.)
In other words, it’s is not that they benefit from it, it is that they DEPEND UPON IT.