Common wisdom–generally accepted information accepted as a truth–should be treated as merely a hypothesis until proven otherwise.
The following is the logic many people have:
Premise: X is widely accepted as being true
Premise (with logical leap): Anything that is widely accepted must be true
Conclusion: X must be true
I’ve found humans are predictably irrational. It’s better to question everything unless you want to submit to a life of blissful ignorance. ?I believe it’s wise to take control, remain skeptical and make independent decisions based on the best available data.by