Not that I agree with the parent but I think what they are trying to say is that you're putting your FAITH in qualified individuals to have properly vetted the science (not having applied the science yourself), much the same way that they are putting their FAITH in some other power (without any proof).
I think that there are some parallels to these two divergent philosophies.
Most religious people put their faith into something they admit they cannot fully understand.
They hope that their deity of choice is benevolent and looking out for them.
They blindly accept assumptions about the world around them based on the promises from their books of choice.
Most non-religious people put their faith into science and facts knowing little to nothing about it.
They trust that scholars and scientists are generally benevolent and looking out for them.
They blindly accepting the work of engineers and scientists to invent things and explain the world around them.
Let's face facts.
Most people just go with the flow and if it appears to work for the majority, they're on-board.
They are more than happy to place their trust in someone or something else, because it's easy. Doesn't matter what the someone or something else is, as long as it doesn't interfere too much with whatever priorities they have in their own lives and helps them feel a little safer.
A small percentage of people do take the time to study, learn, experiment and question the world around them. They generally fall into two categories:
Theologians and Scientists.
Both are on a quest for answers.