What makes more sense?
Imagine if you will (shout out Rod Serling) that you have spent the past year with your eyes shut tightly and all you know about the world around you is what you hear from a twenty-four hour, bought and paid for, agenda-driven, ever-present, fear-mongering entity called the media. And all you ever hear from the media is “The sky is red, the sky is red.” At first you think “Well that’s silly, everyone knows the sky is blue, you can just look at it and see.” But over time the constant drumbeat of “The sky is red” starts to take its effect on you and you begin to “think” that maybe the sky is red. After a while you begin to “believe” that the sky is red, and soon the “fact” that the sky is red is something you “know”. Then one day a friend stops by and comments on what a beautiful blue sky it is that day. “Blue?” you say indignantly. “Everyone knows the sky is red, silly.” But your friend retorts “No, the sky is blue. It is a scientific fact.” And you begin to get angry and you begin to think of your friend as some kind of science-denying, conspiracy theory loving nutbar. “The sky is red and you are a danger to society if you say otherwise!” you shout. Your friend replies with compassion, “Please just open your eyes and see for yourself.” And you do, and lo and behold the sky IS blue. But you still insist the sky is red. What makes more sense? That you reexamine what you “think” you “believe” you “know” and you recognize the actual facts that you can see with your own eyes, or that your friend change the color of the sky?