I have to admit that I fell for it. Hardcore confirmation bias, looking for things that give me a positive result and not even one "No".
I felt ashamed. Being a scientist and knowing that I should not go this way. A nice reminder to what I am supposed to be doing instead of what I am currently doing.
It made me question our weekly discussion in the lab and how much we are plagued by confirmation bias. It doesn't help to have a PI that is a wishful thinker who knits stories like a professional. He is very successful though so I guess that is how the game works nowadays?