I'm sure everyone here is aware of the crucial part that skepticism plays in science. However, without creativity as well, science would never discover anything new. The best scientists have a good balance of both.
Scientists with too much skepticism probably do great experiments but will never discover anything new. Those with too much creativity might discover one or two interesting things before, almost inevitably, going off into fantasy land. They frequently go into fields outside their own. This can be a good thing for well-balanced scientists - many of the best ideas have come from connecting concepts from different areas. However, this trick takes a polymath, capable of really understanding both fields in depth. The scientists who go 'off track' usually never understand much outside their original field. That's how they end up investigating things like orbs, UFOs and crop circles and deciding there's something really extraordinary going on!
Why am I burdening you with this rambling nonsense? Because I keep seeing the same old names cropping up supporting 'non-empirical ideas'. It depresses me and misery loves company. Sorry for wasting 30 secionds of your life.