The fundamental leap in science is this one simple rule that people forget: THE DISCOVERY OF IGNORANCE. That's it. You must have the bravery to admit what you do not know. This is a frightening thing for people to do. We see it with River. River marinates in a pool of Dunning-Kruger. Like a lot of online trolls, admitting that he is ignorant of how the world and science works is humiliating. A lot of people lack so much inside that all they have is this online world where they can pretend to be smarter, braver, and more scientific than what they are. They can pick up a pop-science book or read a website and assume --as we want to be-- that he has the inside scoop on this really esoteric field. Admitting that one is ignorant is the foundation of all learning. It is essential to the scientific and medical method. It's why these fields take EIGHT years to master. Not because they're run by a cabal of snooty people but because we know all too well what happens when someone pretends to know more than they do. We know what happens when a charlatan makes lofty claims. We whittle down those who get the power to use the scientific and medical process not because we want an ivory tower of people all echoing the same story, but because the humiliation of saying to the universe, "I'm an ignorant fool" is too much for some people. This is what is happening with River. The second axiomatic necessity of all intelligence, science and medicine is this: "IF YOU WANT TO BE RIGHT, YOU MUST BE PREPARED TO CHANGE YOUR MIND AND ANNOUNCE THAT YOU WERE WRONG." If you are too much of a cowards to say, "I was wrong. You were right. You changed my mind. Today I'm a better person." Then you're too much of a coward to discuss scientific or medical matters. You're just a conspiracy theory moron who pursues self-actualization online because the real world, with real pressures, and real professionals who will tear you to shreds is too much. Better to be locked away behind the safety of anonymity and your basement walls than to go out and do the real work to learn about something that is truly, mind-splittingly difficult as science and medicine.