Remember when you were in primary school, and you dropped stuff off balconies and the bag racks, and the teacher told you about the theory of gravity.
Or in high school, when you saw pictures that started with little sloth creatures and ended with a white man, and the teacher was like, “This is the theory of evolution”.
Remember how in science, all knowledge is tentative, and is expressed in terms of hypotheses and theories?
I do. And this is something that has bothered me for a long time.
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