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5 FALSE SCIENTIFIC FACTS EVERYONE KNOWS

Well, you have to admit that both the Internet and the word of mouth can make us believe in almost anything. Have you ever thought that lots of “scientific facts” that we hear or read are pure lies? Don’t let the wrong facts settle in your mind! Here is what you need to know:

  1. The Big Bang theory explains where the universe came from

    Wrong! Unfortunately, that’s not actually what the Big Bang theory describes. Rather, it tries to explain the expansion of the universe: it doesn’t say how & where the universe appeared but what the universe did to become gigantic.

  2. There’s no gravity in space

    Wrong! Gravity does exist in space! We’re not saying that astronauts are faking weightlessness. Rather they are experiencing microgravity, or gravity that’s quite weak in comparison with what we experience on Earth.
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