I always am happy when I come to a conclusion also found by others. I'm especially happy that I'm thinking logically, as evident by these thoughts. For example, I started calling evolution "transformationism," and I learned it was called that in several texts a few decades ago--much clearer. My thinking was along the right lines.
Don't feel too bad about having a bogus theory, even the greats did: Newton, Asimov, Aristotle, etc. We don't celebrate the geocentric model anymore. That was a cultural problem.
I've only come to one insight in my entire life and that had to do with prime numbers. I shared it. Many didn't understand it the way I wrote it. Others found it frustrating. I have no idea what it meant, just that it factored a bunch of primes. It was more likely to predict a coming prime than other methods, but I'm sure it was nothing, just something a plebian thought of to make people angry.
I laughed at the arrogant ones because they were n00bs with degrees who didn't have any idea how to do it. The ones will real degrees translated my thoughts. They gave me a special sticker (figuratively). I did a good job all by myself! I want it in Wikipedia man: Kaela's Primes. I'm joking. One thing you'll find about math and science is that it's often a collection of several people's ideas. In Wikipedia, countless young mathematicians and scientists spend all day on problems and submit them not looking for fame or glory. Knowledge is for all.
Oh, yeah, and after reading Linus Pauling for a few hours, I came up with a grid of sequencing numbers. I think he had been thinking about it. It made sense with his ideas, but it wasn't mine. He beamed into my thoughts.