Of course that does happen. People like to think they understand the world and it is difficult when that understanding turns out to be wrong. Sometimes that understanding is based on science and I certainly have seen many who use disproved scientific theories as one would a religion. On a whole though, science is open to new information and ready to change as a result, even if there are a significant number of individuals who do not.
Somewhat related, it does bother me the amount of hero worship there is in the technology field. Elon Musk’s recent Hyperloop proposal was one of the odder examples of this. Questions about it’s viability were met with anger from those who think since he founded PayPal and SpaceX that his ideas are above question. It’s easy to forget that Isaac Newton spent a considerable amount of effort researching alchemy. Today his research in that field is mostly forgotten because it didn’t amount to anything but if we apply the same standard to Newton as has been applied by some to Musk, then Newton’s contributions to science mean that we must accept alchemy as being valid. As this has not happened, despite Newton’s tremendous contributions to the scientific world makes me think that science overall doesn’t lead to religious like followings but it also doesn’t prevent short term religious like thinking about science either.