Good science requires finite creatures share information with one another, open to challenging and being challenged regarding both facts and any conclusions drawn from them.
What goes into making silence awkward sometimes? It seems to me as though some of us try too hard to impress, and some of us try too hard to not offend.
Disagreeing agreeably seems lost on most in our day and age. Even to use the word “argument” is taken as describing bickering, quarreling, and contention.