While I was flattered that one of my students would say that, I was also a bit concerned. I have told my students on multiple occasions that they cannot just take everything I say and run with it; they need to do their own research and make sure that what I am saying is true. Sometimes when I am teaching, a thought will come to mind, and I will find myself saying "Understand, I could be wrong here, but I would like to share some thoughts that I have had about this." I wouldn't want them to take what I said and hold it up as the final word on the matter. My goal is simply to get the kids thinking. Unfortunately, our culture has adopted a sort of "just give me the answer" approach to learning. Information has become so easily accessible that if you want to know something, you can just Google it. As long as it "sounds smart" or "feels right," then people are generally content to look no further. We are raising a generation of what I call "Pinterest Philosophers." People simply find views that they like and pin them to their walls. They may not fit together with any of the other things they have pinned, but that doesn't really matter, because they only have a superficial attachment to them. Worse yet, there is a decreased motivation to retain information since it is always at one's fingertips. This is especially dangerous for young people who are often looking for answers but don't know here to start, and/or are not interested in putting forth the effort. Unfortunately, teachers at all levels (and in all subjects) find themselves having to remind students that not every internet article is considered a scholarly source.
For those who frequent this site and others like it, I want to caution you against taking the "just give me the answer" approach. Smart guys get stuff wrong too. In fact, there are a lot of highly intelligent people who are very often wrong. Now, please don't misunderstand me. I am not advocating that you go to the opposite extreme--adopting a sort of, "those people are too smart for their own good" approach that just writes off anyone who uses big words. Sadly, many Christians have gotten into the habit of demonizing anyone with an advanced degree, or at the very least, treating them as sub-spiritual in some way. What I am saying is this: pursue truth vigorously. Don't just assume that because some smart guy said it, or because it feels right, that it is the truth. And that also goes for anything you read/hear on this site.