As is your understanding of finding things other people have figured out and the knowledge they have shared and allowed you to access to make yourself appear smart.
That's how the entire world operates unless you're a lawyer who gets a case in front of a supreme court, you're not "discovering" any new laws. Unless you're Einstein or other elite level scientist, you're not discovering anything new. Even most PHd's are just applying knowledge from the guys higher up the chain.
So ultimately the question is, are "you" smart enough to take in the information gathered by smarter people, make sense of it and apply it to your life. Or if that's beyond you, can you at least construct a "full proof" conspiracy theory. Ie, the original QAnon conspiracy theory about Dems and their powerful allies operating a child sex trafficking ring or the Cooper/Icke Lizard people conspiracy. Most of the current right wing conspiracies are too easy to pokes through.