The Shaolin Way (of being)To be or not to be is not a question; how to be is! - Sijo
What we understand need not be how you understand a thing. Yet, it is always interesting to hear an opinion, a perspective. Unless someone is willfully lying everyone states what they believe is right at the time from their point of view. When opinions differ it is often because if differing points of view, different or incomplete facts and information or believe.
A wise person will listen to the different views and make up their own opinion which may be similar or may be different. No matter which it is, often it is good to have a starting point as that is the foundation up-on which our Civilization is built; building on those who came before.