That's just crazy talk!I have a revolutionary new method that I've been using forever. Fill the pot with dirt. Get the dirt wet. Poke a hole in the wet dirt, about twice as deep as the seed is long. I like to use a chopstick for that. Put the seed into that hole, pointy end down, and pinch the hole shut.
As strange as it sounds, without any paper towels, zip-lock bags, shot glasses, or any other visible means of support ... the seed will germinate and grow.