Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

The same way "educated" men came to the conclusion that the earth is flat, that the sun revolves around the earth, that orbits are perfect circles...plus epicycles, that breaking the sound barrier was impossible, that bacteria cannot possibly have anything to do with disease and washing hands in hospitals is a waste of time, etc. etc.

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact