There is a clunky word that describes this phenomenon: filiopietism, or the reverence of forebears or tradition carried to excess.When we do something don’t accept things at face value ,think simple but think logical.Apple used to fall for ages but never anyone asked why because we take things at face value,and when Newton asked we got Gravitation concept, there are innumerable example in history like this.Below is the example with an experiment that was performed by sociologists.
Suppose you’ve got a pizza. A nice charcoal-cooked one from New Haven, or an oven-hot Chicago deep-dish, or even one of those organic San Francisco artisan pies that somehow make artichoke hearts seem like they belong on a pizza. And, generous soul that you are, you’ve decided to share.
Workmen hacking and burning their way through the dense jungle of Costa Rica to clear an area for banana plantations in the 1930s stumbled upon some incredible objects: dozens of stone balls, many of which were perfectly spherical. They varied in size from as small as a tennis ball to an astonishing 8 feet in diameter and weighing 16 tons! Although the great stone balls are clearly man-made, it is unknown who made them, for what purpose and, most puzzling, how they achieved such spherical precision.
The are balls everywhere and serve no apparent purpose, like a swing club on Gentlemen’s Night.Some of the balls have been blasted apart by locals hoping to find gold, coffee beans, or even babies. Some have been rolled around, but some are too heavy to move even with a bulldozer. Not that they have bulldozers in Costa Rica.