|The Royal Society circa early 1800's. Source: The Times UK|
I came across this while reading a book on the ancient science of enlightenment titled Siddartha's Brain.
Take nobody's word for it. Look for truth by observation and empiricism.
I wish that we were more rigorous in the practice of medicine, specifically infectious diseases. In this paper, at least 50% of Infectious Diseases Society of America Guidelines are based on expert opinion.
So if I suggest a treatment and justify it by that's just the way we do it, be skeptical, don't take my word on it.