“Question authority – No idea is true just because someone says so.
Think for yourself.
Don’t believe anything just because you want to.
Believing something doesn’t make it so.
Test ideas by the evidence gained from observation and experiment.
If a favorite idea fails the test…it is wrong, get over it.
Follow the evidence wherever it leads. If you have no evidence, reserve judgement.
And perhaps the most important rule of all…remember YOU could be wrong.
Even the best scientists have been wrong about something. Newton, Einstein and every other great scientist in history. They all made mistakes. Of course they did. They were human.
Science is a way to keep from fooling ourselves and each other.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson – Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey 06/08/2014