6 Times Scientists Radically Misunderstood the World

Published on July 20, 2018
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Captions provided by CCTubes – Captioning the Internet! Science has come a long way in understanding how our universe works and that road has been full of wrong turns and dead ends. Here are 6 scientific explanations that turned out to be way off track.

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