November 26, 2012

5 Historical Myths About Real Scientific Discoveries

Lauren Davis, io9


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Scientific discovery may require reason, rationality, and a firm handle on the facts, but science history has its share of myths, urban legends, and tall tales. Thought experiments are misinterpreted as real experiments; the scientist with the most interesting story gets the credit for a discovery; misunderstandings are repeated from science teacher to science student.

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TAGGED: Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, Alexander Fleming, Charles Darwin, Galileo, Science History, Myths

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