Like those scientists claiming that The Earth Is the Center of the Universe. They were right until proven otherwise.
They were right because they didn't know they were wrong? They were right because nobody knew any better, which confirmed their claims?
How is somebody right merely because nobody knows they are wrong? Back when there was no germ theory, was it right to eat with your bare hands after using them to clean out crap out of the animal pens without washing with soap?
With all the ignorance we have left, I could start being right about a lot of things if I thought I could get away with it.
I think you know the answers to your questions. So I will consider this not as a counter argument. Just spam.
You are smarter than that. Use your head.
Some "scientist" said "fire burns" and he was right until proven otherwise...which he has not...yet