November 26, 2012
5 Historical Myths About Real Scientific Discoveries
Lauren Davis, io9
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.
TAGGED: Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, Alexander Fleming, Charles Darwin, Galileo, Science History, Myths