25 Things Everyone Should Know About Science

Science is important. It’s responsible for almost everything that we know about our world on a physical level. It is important to understand, however, that science is not a book full of facts. It is a process by which we figure things out about the world. Of course, the philosophy of knowledge and all things metaphysical fall into areas that science has nothing to say about. Science is concerned with things that we can test and observe. And we all do it. Even those of us who claim to hate science in school or those of us who think scientists are all controlled by the illuminati. Yes, even you are a scientist so be sure to pay close attention to these 25 things everyone should know about science.

Have you ever looked at a pond and wondered how deep it is? How would you figure that out? Well, you have to measure it. But how? Maybe a stick. But should the stick be small, like a twig? Or big, like a branch? So first you take a look at the pond and make a guess. Then, you find a stick that you think is appropriate. And you try to scrape the bottom. Did it touch? No? Then your hypothesis about the depth of the pond was wrong. You need to go find a bigger stick. And that, in a simple nutshell is science. These are 25 Things Everyone Should Know About Science!

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Endorphins cause attraction

Endorphines cause attractionSource: reddit, Image: pixabay

When you “fall in love” with somebody, your brain is basically on a chemical high. This effect wears off after about two years.

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Your cellphone won't kill you

Your cellphone won't kill youSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Yes, it does emit radiation, but so do you. In fact, you emit more radiation than your cell phone.

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Nuclear reactors are always "critical"

Nuclear reactors are always "critical"Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Unlike what Hollywood leads you to believe, nuclear reactors are always critical. In fact, that is a word used to describe that they are working.

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Memory

MemorySource: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Our memories are hopelessly inaccurate. In fact, in light of recent findings, there are movements aimed at reducing the court system’s reliance on eyewitness testimony. The fact is, you are not really remembering the event at all…you’re only remembering the last time you remembered it. And every time your brain imagines something, it either adds to it, or takes away.

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Reflexes

ReflexesSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia

They don’t use any brain activity. Even brain dead people have them. This is because they originate in nerve centers found in the spine.

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