Our entire childhood has been based on cold, hard facts, but what are facts? A misconception that has been piled on to the human race and stacked like revision cards or an important thing to be remembered.
The truth is that nobody knows anything for sure. Of course I am not talking about things like colors, or ‘do stapler’s actually work?’, I am talking about science. Do you remember the Plumb Pudding Model of the atom? People back then trusted it. what happened to it now? Well know it has been replaced by the nuclear model.
Another developed scientific thing is the periodic table (which I love by the way) and even the theory of evolution. How can we trust constantly evolving things?!
It is not that our mistakes are not useful, it is the fact that they are not right. Yes, we can use them and grow from them, but it takes decades just to start, and depending on what it is, I mean it can be a piece of material that hasn’t been covered for generations. Everything can develop but the issue is trusting things that are actually wrong.
We do know things for sure at this time and age, but there is this thing that we all need to look at slightly tilted. Back when I was in class, every time that I heard a fact I felt like laughing ‘that will be proven wrong later’. OK, that is a bit exaggerated and you should really never do that!
The point that i am making is that we do know something for certain but we defiantly don’t know that everything we say now is true.