Some of what you think of as mainstream science is just popscience junk. Really. It isn't as obvious as the nose on your face. I can show you the nose on your face. And space, and motion, and other things too. But you can't show me time. I watched it. Nice. I like to think that I learned all about my own confirmation bias about eight years back. I remember looking in the mirror and saying you believe in things for which there is no evidence at all.