Big Blunders

Essentially, there are two types of people in the universe.

Type 1: They are too sweet and awesomly innocent. They believe in what is told to them without posing any questions. For them, it is like – why even bother.

Type 2: They look for evidence in everything they hear. They don’t stick to a side. These are the people who play a role in taking the human race forward. This world as you know it needs these people more than ever before.

Imagine what would have happened if there were no Type 2 people around to ask these great scientists the hard questions about their theories. We owe a lot to them.

To understand this better, keep reading further. Read closely the ideas and thoughts of these famous figures and how insanely wrong they were in understanding this world.

ARISTOTLE (384 BC – 322 BC)

He believed in a geocentric world. He thought that the earth sits at the center of the cosmos: the sun, moon, planets, and stars, embedded in crystalline spheres, revolve around it. Nothing can be farther from the truth.

NICOLAUS COPERNICUS (1473 – 1543)

He thought that the planets orbited the Sun, and that the Moon orbited Earth. The Sun, in the center of the universe, did not move, nor did the stars.

Copernicus was correct about some things but wrong about others. The Sun is not in the center of the universe, and it does move, and so do the stars. Also, both Copernicus and Ptolemy thought the orbits of the planets were circular, but we now know they are elliptical.

ISAAC NEWTON (1643 – 1727)

He was wrong about what caused gravity. He thought gravity was some type of universal pulling force that held everything together and was just part of the way things worked in the universe. He was a mathematical genius and could explain all other scientific aspects of gravity with phenomenal precision, but not what caused it. He invented something called gravitational pull.

In 1915, Albert Einstein published his Theory of General Relativity which explained that gravity was caused by the warping of space around massive objects. Space actually curved around these objects in space. We are being pushed down to the Earth by the curved space, not pulled down as Newton explained. Einstein’s theory was proven in 1919 and again in 1921 with the help of the great astrologist, mathematician and physicist, Arthur Eddington. It has since been proven many times.

ALBERT EINSTEIN (1879 – 1955)

He published his Theory of General Relativity, but in order to get the math right, Einstein had to create a new constant number (an unchanging value, like ‘pi’ or ‘e’) and stick it inside his general relativity equations to balance them. He called it the “cosmological constant,” and it helped the equations account for the unchanging nature of the universe. But, we all know today that the universe is expanding and not static.

If Copernicus hadn’t doubted the theories of Aristotle, or if Newton hadn’t doubted the theories of Copernicus, or if Einstein hadn’t doubted the theories of Newton, we would still be living in the world with the earth as it’s center and the sun revolving around it and with bunch of Type 1 people around us.

Because these scientists were all Type 2 people, they dared to call the given into question.

It is your choice. Decide your own type. We have tons of Type 1 people already. Type 2 people are rare and scarce. Try to be one of them and you will thank me later.

U-Can

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