Science has away of moving forward continually, without waiting to see if society is catching up.
Cynthia Robbins-Roth, From Alchemy to IPO
Collective knowledge will always move forward. At times it stumbles, but it get-ups and continues the forward momentum. At an individual level, people fail to recognise this. They allow their biases to reign supreme. Even when presented with data which is counter to their assumption, people do not want to let go their wrong conceptions. I have seen this often. Cultural beliefs come in the way of science and patients suffer, why? Because the beliefs hold on to age-old assumptions which have to fail to keep up with the times.