It wasn’t Malcolm Gladwell’s intention, but this episode about the maverick scientists who discovered retroviruses is yet another example of the edifice of science discouraging questions and data that suggest alternative hypotheses. Another example of science and scientists being WRONG.
No one knows everything. Knowledge is never closed and static. Just because someone with a degree or license says it is so does not make it true.
Science has been proven wrong over and over throughout history. Knowledge changes, builds, grows. It takes years for research and discovery to trickle down to the frontlines of practice.
Name a medical or scientific fact or practice that changed or was disproven in time.
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