|Date:||March 28, 2013|
|Location:||Robert H. Wick Science Building 124|
Misconceptions About Science, Their Origins and Ways to Correct Them
Everyone harbors misconceptions (beliefs that are inconsistent with scientifically-established con-cepts) about the natural world. Even scientists have them -- I will share with you (and correct) two misconceptions I had well into my professional career as an astrophysicist: first, that tides created by the Moon are due just to the different gravitational attraction of the Moon at different places on the Earth, and second, that the Sun is yellow. In this talk, I will also explore a variety of other common misconceptions about science, their origins, and ways to correct them.
|March 28, 2013||3:00 PM||Robert H. Wick Science Building 124|