I get it. Your dog is well-trained. Why use a leash. Ever notice there is always one ignorant clueless dog owner on posted property with the dog unleashed. Yeah, you. You know who you are.
“Frederick Douglass taught that literacy is the path from slavery to freedom. There are many kinds of slavery and many kinds of freedom, but reading is still the path.”
― Carl Sagan
“Illusions can be pleasant, but the rewards of truth are enormously better.”
― Sean Carroll,
And of course, The Bridge of Flowers
It strikes me that all our knowledge about the structure of our Earth is very much like what an old hen would know of the hundred-acre field in a corner of which she is scratching.