Scientific Development and Misconceptions Through the Ages: A Reference Guide
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1999 - 286 pages
These false paths to scientific knowledge are not treated as deliberate misconduct, but rather as a lack of knowledge and a misunderstanding of the science and technology involved, both of which were sooner or later corrected by men and women of science. Krebs explores the conception and development of scientific thought in five different fields: Medicine and Health; Life Science; Chemistry and Physics; Astrology, Astronomy, and Cosmology; and Conservation, Ecology, and Environmentalism. Within each of these categories, he explores more specific areas, such as the circulatory system, geology, and inner planets. This arrangement provides easy access for the researcher interested in a particular area of science as well as those looking for general information, illuminating how our modern understanding of science is based on much of the developments in our ancient past.
Many of the historical scientific misconceptions we will trace have meanings similar to the following synonyms : miscalculation and mismeasurement ...
From each group humans could consider a specific item and then make generalizations about it based on what they knew about similar objects .
... they are inseparable and often form two different approaches to similar problems , and both use many of the same processes or methods of science .
When many scientists repeat the same ( or similar ) experiments , and a hypothesis is not refuted , in time it may become a theory .
Religion cannot be tested in a similar fashion , and does not have a built - in error - correcting system , but it does provide answers to the " whys " of ...