This seems slightly unfair. Do scientists "torture" their hypothesis with reasonable experiments to get to an inductive point in their research? Do they not ask the relevant questions in this endeavor? How many questions and at what point, about an unknown, turns into torture?This is no better, perhaps even worse as I would then move from the sledgehammer analogy to that of torturing the text to make it say what you want. You do know what the Inquisition was, don't you?
Since when in science has asking questions been torture? Final exams?