Category Archives: Science Myths

68% of the Universe May Not Exist!

Unsuspecting students are often taught “facts” that are anything but actual facts. Consider, for example, what NASA says about the nature of the universe: It turns out that roughly 68% of the universe is dark energy. Dark matter makes up … Continue reading

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Once Again, Don’t Get Your Science from Facebook!

I have made two posts so far cautioning people to be very skeptical of science-related Facebook posts (see here and here). In general, you should be skeptical of anything on any social media site, but science is easily skewed and … Continue reading

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Science and Creativity, Part 2

In my previous post, I shared a very creative lab report that I received from a physics student in one of my online physics courses. In this one, I want to share something from another very creative student. In order … Continue reading

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Science and Creativity: Part 1

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know that science is not my only interest. I write plays, perform in plays (musicals and non-musicals), and play the piano. When people who don’t know me well find … Continue reading

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Why You Must Read Multiple Opinions When it Comes to Evolution

I ran across an old article by Dr. David Berlinski. He is one of the more interesting proponents of intelligent design, since he does not believe in God but nevertheless thinks the natural world is obviously the result of design. … Continue reading

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Once Again, Don’t Believe Facebook When It Comes to Science!

A few months ago, I posted an article about how you should not believe Facebook memes and videos when it comes to science. Of course, I have seen more scientific nonsense on Facebook, but lately the following video keeps popping … Continue reading

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Please Stop Believing Facebook, Especially When It Comes to Science!

As I was scrolling through Facebook, finding my historical twin and learning what my friends are eating, I noticed a post on my wall. It was from someone I know only through Facebook, but I read her work from time … Continue reading

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Debunking the Myth That Copernicus “Demoted” the Earth

It is a common statement made in many discussions of how Copernicus revolutionized our understanding of the universe. Goethe’s quote is a typical example: Of all discoveries and opinions, none may have exerted a greater effect on the human spirit … Continue reading

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Debunking the Flat Earth Myth

Since today is Columbus Day, I thought I would discuss a myth commonly associated with the man. I learned it in school, as did many others. It’s the myth that people in Columbus’s day thought the earth was flat. Highlights … Continue reading

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For Some Diseases, It Was Vaccination, Not Sanitation

Dr. Wilbert van Panhuis and his colleagues have started an exciting initiative called Project TychoTM. In it, they are taking public health data that have been collected over the years and putting them into an easy-to-access digital system that is … Continue reading

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