Interesting post — it really got me thinking! I understand the frustration of poorly designed experiments. However I would like to challenge that that does not dispute the validity and elegance of a lot of experiments. I think neuroscience can change your life, but you have to learn what you can and cannot trust within the literature. Additionally, while I agree that hypothesizing specifically will enable you to have the most robust and trust-worthy results, I think exploratory experiments are essential for innovation and pushing fields forward. If we made important scientific decision off of this exploratory data that would be terrible, but to have exploratory published papers to then further hypothesize on is a critical step in moving forward.