Sure.... you are making a big deal over the word "philosophy".
My philosophy in cooking is to always add salt to meat before applying heat. My philosophy in dating is to never go out with a co-worker. My philosophy in driving is never to let a jerk who has been tailgating me get in front of me.
The word "philosophy" can be used to denote any little quirk of how you do any task. If all we are arguing about is all about the meaning of the word "philosophy", it is kind of silly. I have philosophies about all kind of things.
The academic study of Philosophy (notice the capital 'P') is irrelevant to anything I have done in science. I took one elective in my university study (which in truth I found interesting). But I have never needed it in any way in the practice of science.
Fil says he actively rejects the scientific views on certain topics because they go against his philosophy. I don't think that is a good thing.