# To prove something is true, try disproving it first

We've been taught that, to prove that a thing is true, we should point out what's true about it.

However, we can learn much more about why something is true by trying to **disprove** it first. If you think something is true, try as hard as you can to prove that it's false.

Disproving a theory is core to the scientific method. Only when we validate that something cannot be false, we come closer to proving that it's true.