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School: Don't Believe Everything You Hear

"Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear."

Granted, those words represent an exaggeration. Still, we shouldn't accept everything we hear. And that includes everything we're taught in school. Some of it is bound to be wrong. This is historically proven.

"The sun rotates around the earth."

"The earth is flat."

"Blood should be let to improve the health of the sick. It lets out the bad humors."

Statements of supposed fact need PROOF.

In addition, one theory might be proven. This does not automatically mean the other theory is wrong. Consider my article (one of my very favorites) entitled The Origin of Crude Oil or Petroleum: Biotic or Abiotic?

It's really not hard to understand, to follow.

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lookatdesktop wrote on June 21, 2017, 12:18 PM

Here is a link to this article from the

https :// www . decodedscience . org / origin - crude - oil - petroleum - biotic - abiotic / 54008

Last Edited: June 21, 2017, 12:25 PM

VinceSummers wrote on June 21, 2017, 1:01 PM

Thanks for the link. Something screwy happened, so I edited and put in the correct link.

lookatdesktop wrote on June 21, 2017, 10:27 PM

I am glad you managed to fix it. May I add, that site you write for is a good one and you have now, 2 good places to write for, your own personal blog and Decoded Science. I like Quirky Science. It makes me feel like even a lay person like myself can learn things and not have to be a genius to understand things. The thing is, I like things that are written for people like me. You make it happen. When I read your articles I feel like I am back in high school learning science from a very good teacher.

VinceSummers wrote on June 21, 2017, 11:17 PM

What a wonderful comment, Anthony! Wow. Thanks, Guy.

lookatdesktop wrote on June 21, 2017, 11:54 PM

I like the way you write. Also I appreciate that you have remained a good mentor to me all this time since you first commented on my posts back in the days when I was a newbie at Yahoo Voices. Your encouragement mostly is why I continue writing online today.

MegL wrote on June 22, 2017, 2:13 AM

This is very true. After all, there would be no progress if everything we learned as children remained true the whole of our lives.