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The Presocratics: Crash Course History of Science #2

Long ago, some philosophers worked very hard to separate myths from what they actually knew about nature. Thales theorized that everything in the world is made of water. Pythagoras was a mathematical-mystical vegetarian. And Democritus, we all know and love as the Atom Guy… Meet the Presocratics! [Intro Music Plays] The Presocratics were named for […]

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5 Times Scientists Were Very Wrong About New Discoveries, Because of Hope

[♪ INTRO ] The scientific method — it’s what makes the world go round. Not literally. But it’s how we understand the universe. Scientists are constantly developing and testing hypotheses, which means a lot of ideas…especially seemingly revolutionary ones…get debunked and go nowhere. But scientists are human, too. So every once in a while, some […]

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