"Science Myths" in
Am I just a pedantic science-nitpicker?
Some Physical Science Misconceptions ( K-6 Grade)
Ignorance is not the problem in the world. It's the things people "know" that aren't so. - Will Rogers
Some Electrical Misconception Articles:
"I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives." -Tolstoy
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"The Truth shall set you free... But first it will piss you off! " - Anon
K-6 TEXTBOOK PUBLISHERS
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Some Quotes:Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow; He who would search for pearls must dive below.
Truth comes out of error more readily than out of confusion.
It is one Thing, to show a Man that he is in an Error, and another, to
put him in possession of Truth.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age 18.
The ill and unfit choice of words wonderfully obstructs the
You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your
Education is what you have left when you have forgotten everything you
learned in school.
It is as fatal as it is cowardly to blink facts because they are not
to our taste.
Many errors, of a truth, consist merely in the application of the wrong
names of things.
When even the brightest mind in our world has been trained up from
childhood in a superstition of any kind, it will never be possible
for that mind, in its maturity, to examine sincerely, dispassionately,
and conscientiously any evidence or any circumstance which shall seem
to cast a doubt upon the validity of that superstition. I doubt if I
could do it myself.
I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I think it is
much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers that
might be wrong.
Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler.
The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best--and
never scrutinize or question.
There are many hypotheses in science which are wrong. That's perfectly
all right; they're the aperture to finding out what's right.
An easily understood, workable falsehood is more useful than a complex
incomprehensible truth. - Thumb's Postulates