Think you have it figured out?  What if it turned out that the very thing you thought was a fact…was actually more or less an old wive’s tale?

I’ve always loved this line by a former Librarian of Congress:

“The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge.”  Daniel J. Boorstin

Examples of the illusion of knowledge?

  • The world is flat.
  • Bloodletting prevents illness and disease.
  • It is impossible to run a four minute mile.
  • You have to be a member of a group before you can lead one.
  • Apprenticing is the key to group multiplication.
  • The deepest small groups just use the Bible for curriculum.

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