Top 10 Scientific Misconceptions

henry t john By henry t john, 27th Feb 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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There are many scientific misconceptions, Here are the top 10 and the truth.

Scientific Misconceptions

There are many scientific misconceptions, Here are the top 10 and the truth.

10. There is no gravity in space.

Gravity is everywhere in the universe, even in space. Its because of this gravity, planets and satellite revolve along their path. Astronauts and space tourists feels no gravity because they are in free fall state.

9. We only use 10% of our brain.

We use nearly all part of the our brain, which are active most of the time.

8. Lightning never strike twice in the same place.

Lightning can strike twice in the same place, even during the same source.(source: ABC news)

7. Adults do not grow new brain cells.

Neurons continues to grow and change in adult life.

6. Goldfish have a memory of three seconds.

Goldfish can retain memories for up to five months.(source: Daily Mail UK).

5. Chewing gum takes seven years to digest.

Some components in chewing gum such as gum base are indigestible, but will pass through the body normally.

4. Microwaves cook food from the inside out.

Microwaves cook from outside in.

3. Humans and dinosaurs co-existed.

Dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago, with modern homo sapiens emerging just 130,000 years ago.

2. Hair and fingernails continue to grow after death.

Surrounding tissue dries out and shrinks away, which makes the nails and hair appear to grow.

1. Evolution is a process whereby organisms become more complex.

Evolution does not imply greater complexity, organisms often evolve to become simpler.

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author avatar ghazala zafar
27th Feb 2012 (#)


Thanks for sharing!

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
18th Mar 2012 (#)

Indeed interesting and Myths and sciences collide!

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