I'm not really arguing for more experiments
OK, then I guess I don't get your point. If you are now a degreed EE, you should be able to find, read, and understand more advanced materials (textbooks, papers, whatever) to answer questions you may have as to "fundamentals." Learning doesn't end when you hang the diploma on the wall. It is just starting.
I'm just saying that fundamentals are just that fundamentals and you can't progress without having a deep understanding. I get that not everyone has the time to research this stuff, my problem is with academics, why teach me stuff when you don't even teach the fundamentals. why talk about integrals Fourier transforms when we don't even fully grasp an understanding of ohm's law.
I think you have this backwards when it comes to "science." The understanding of fundamentals becomes more deep the further you go, not the other way round. That's the point of the Feynman story about magnets. The more you know, the more you realize you don't know.