Countries around the world have a number of odd, yet common, misconceptions about science. One thing common among all these misconceptions is that they all deviate from the original scientific truth and through the years have been established firmly in the minds of human kind.
This list brings 5 such misconceptions about science.
Improvements from Evolution
Misconception: Living beings always evolve from a lower form to a higher form
Truth: Not all living beings have evolved constantly throughout time, e.g. sharks, mosses etc. Sometimes many creatures have evolved but have been unable to match to their environment.
Misconception: Polaris in the northern hemisphere
Truth: The lower the magnitude, the brighter the star. Polaris has a magnitude of 1.97, while Sirius has a magnitude of-1.47. Polaris, or the North Star, is the brightest star of the Ursa Minor constellation but not the brightest in the northern sky.
Moon's Dark Side
Misconception: The moon has a dark side
Truth: Sunrays reach all the parts of the moon in a lunar day. But earth’s gravity is so strong that it makes moon to show one face to earth.
Misconception: They can’t redevelop if damaged.
Truth: Swedish and American scientists have shown in 1998 that brain cells can regenerate in grown-up humans. This gives a new side of finding a treatment for Alzheimer and similar diseases.