I really hate it when they always say Confounds / baffles / flabbergasts / etc Scientists.
People REALLY need to buy a CLUE!
Scientists Study something make a hypothesis on why/how etc. think on how they can make a test to prove disprove it. Make predictions on what they "should" see if they might get things correct. Test to see of the predictions are correct, if not they need to start again or see if the test or some other step was in error. Once they can start making predictions they make a theory/additional predictions and the science builds from there. At any point the predictions or tests could go wrong, Observations can also be misleading, So check and re check and the more people doing it the better. After a while REAL understanding starts growing, Like being able to predict the effects of gravity in a wide range of frames of references down to a level that is beyond most peoples understanding.
Also they LIKE it when things are not exactly as predicted!?!! (this is not a religion that needs to be perfect - and I think that is why most hyper religious people can not understand it.) Science is perfectly ok with being wrong, since you learn anyway and will try again. Eventually the correct information will be found and people will have a much better understanding of whatever they are looking at and more questions to boot.
Religions really do not go there, it is simple (and often wildly wrong) or ineffable and you should not question it at all.
a perfect example.
Einstein and his general theory of relativity. He came up with this massive theory, and it rested on ONE measurement from a solar eclipse. If the measurement was off even one digit in it's answer, the ENTIRE theory was wrong. ALL of it! But his theory was so spot on that his calculated value (prior to any observation) matched EXACTLY what was observed!
Jesus! A theory that explained a lot of observable information in the cosmos to include some side effects that he did not intend (ie black holes etc), was all mathematical and and matched what was observed later!!!!!
Powerball odd's has nothing on that!