Proverbs 14:15 (NLT)
15 Only simpletons believe everything they’re told! The prudent carefully consider their steps.

This proverb from King Solomon says one should not heed every report to be credulous; ignore the improbably of a situation; or depend upon a person’s statement of friendship as proof of truth. King Solomon said only simpletons believe in everything they are told, because in comparison to God there is no man without fault that cannot lie or bend the truth. The prudent man will carefully weight out the reliability of information, comparing it to other sources and looking for the probability of the testimony of truth.

The show Myth Busters puts myths to the test and decides if they are Confirmed, Plausible or Busted. In one episode a myth was presented that a person will end up drier running in the rain rather than walking. The Myth Buster Team setup an artificial rain test to make the determination. The original test showed running faster results in getting wetter. So the myth was considered busted. But those watching the show were not convinced. They wrote in saying the test wasn’t a true test of a real rain storm. So the Myth Busters team set out again to prove or disprove the myth. This time they actually waited for a real storm to take place. When retrying the test in actual rain it was conclusively proven that the running test subject got less wet than the walking test subject. The use of artificial rain in the original test led to a false negative. See even those we might trust for accurate results should not be taken for granted. The evidence should be weighted and if necessary the stated facts called into question. Sometimes we think we have all the answers, but the truth is only God has all the answers.