Super intelligent beings were sent to earth to find out why we have so many automobile accidents here, and so many deaths, in those accidents.
Hundreds of them came and invisibly studied the problems for months.
They went back to their planet and wrote this summary.
“We found at almost every wreck a bag had burst out of the steering wheel and caused the accidents. It will not happen again, we secretly removed them all.”
This is a metaphor for what scientists face every day. They search, find things, look for sequence, lose funding, get funding again and hope to carry on. Sometimes it’s with different scientists.
Over simplified? Yes, but it’s how I am capable of discerning the situation.