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Understanding the Misconceptions of Science

Narrated by: Don Lincoln
Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Consider these commonly held scientific beliefs: Planetary orbits are fixed ellipses; we only use 10 percent of our brains; nothing travels faster than light; a thrown object’s trajectory is a parabola. They seem correct, but they’re all misconceptions that aren’t entirely accurate. There’s much more to the story than you think. 

These magnificent 24 lectures are devoted to busting myths, clearing up confusion, and giving you scientific epiphanies that could change how you think about your everyday world. You’ll explore shocking truths about some of science’s most well-known - and often controversial - concepts, including the physics of flight, black holes, quantum mechanics, and even the possibility of extraterrestrial life. 

Delivered with insight, clarity, and a healthy dose of humor, Professor Lincoln’s scientific epiphanies will have you rethinking what you know - or thought you knew - about the world of science. Learn to see matter not as simple spheres but force fields. Discover why most human characteristics aren’t governed by a single gene. Examine why astronauts in the International Space Station aren’t in zero gravity but free fall. And those are just a few. 

These lectures are, above all, about awareness and respect for what an immense undertaking scientific inquiry and experimentation is. Regardless of where you are in your own scientific adventures, they’ll empower you with not just good science, but better science. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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Bad science, right from the start

If you're going to lecture on the misconceptions regarding science, you're ot going to start it off stating the science of "vaccines have enabled us to live past infancy." Oh really? Well, that's highly innacurrate. On the contrary, the science of vaccine chemical, heavy metal, and bio toxicty and auto-immune impairment is scientificaly WELL documented, if you research the UNBIASED truth. It doesn't take a scientist to know the U. S. has one of, if not, the highest infant mortality rates in the industrialized world. We have the highest cancer rate. We also have the highest vaccination rate. The average U. S. life expectacy has dropped for the first time recently since recorded.

I couldn't continue past the 1st chapter. I shudder to think what this fool states as other "science misconceptions" in the later chapters. Based on his vaccine stance, I guess the Earth is flat and God, Santa Clause, and the Easter Bunny really do exist.

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