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My understanding of the "Scientific Method" as it currently exists:
Where I disagree with your depiction is where you have modify theory to fit data.
At least in "Climate Psience"™, that should be "Modify data to fit hypothesis".
You can see this in the USHCN where the purported temperature change since the LIA is almost identical to the sum of adjustments made.