@miriam98 - Sometimes on TV I’ll watch a science show about a subject like dark matter or black holes or quantum mechanics. I only watch the shows that make the science simple for the lay person. I’m not a scientist myself.
Anyway, I like watching stories unfold about how different scientists try to tackle a problem that had been unsolved; usually these scientists will point to some past work or hypothesis and use that as the basis for their study.
At other times, they’ll throw out the old paradigms and try something new. But even then, the “new” approach comes from somewhere else; it’s not created out of whole cloth. Perhaps it’s another discipline or something that sheds some light on how to solve the current problem.
In either case, the drama unfolds like a mystery, until the scientist stumbles upon the solution. It’s fascinating to watch, and an instructive lesson in problem solving.