In my opinion, one of the great flaws of people, or at the very least Americans, is the arrogance we tend to have in what we believe to be true without ever verifying our “knowledge”.
What we teach in science, the principles, the laws, the theories are nothing more than a collection of models that best fits the observations and data available to us.
Knowledge is like love; it’s not brought about by trivialities and is a term that is often used far more casually than it should be. It takes time to prove, effort to build, and dedication to demonstrate.
I asked him if that was an error. After all, blue light has a higher energy than red, and it is impossible to emit higher energy than what is being input. Apparently, I was the only one in the room with this concern. He smiled knowingly. "I wondered if anybody would catch that," he said