“A long time ago people believed that the world is flat and the moon is made of green cheese. Some still do, to this day. The man on the moon is looking down and laughing.” -Vera Nazarian
When people make claims that are patently untrue — like the Earth is flat — perhaps your knee-jerk reaction is to ridicule them. If you dig a little deeper, however, you’ll likely discover a truth about your own past: that you once held views that flew in the face of the scientific evidence, only you weren’t aware of it at the time.
Hopefully, you changed your mind. Hopefully, the evidence was what compelled you to do it. And hopefully, if given the opportunity, you’d give that same gift to someone else. If you know someone who has an incorrect idea of how things worked, perhaps you wouldn’t simply tell them the right answer; you’d give them a way to figure it out for themselves.