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Old 09-08-2019, 12:11 PM
am77494 is offline
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Darwin was wrong about the human appendix and theories proven wrong ?

So Darwin said that the appendix in humans, is a vestigial organ, which I believe current research has proven to be incorrect.

This thread is about such scientific theories that we learnt as kids (say the 80s) which have been proven wrong. Understand that the evolution of science works to correct itself as new data is available and older laws/theories are modified (like Newton’s law becomes a special case of Relativity at lower speeds).

So what are some of these theories that have done a U-turn instead of being a special case of a broader theory ? I can think of some examples and welcome other posts:

1. Appendix is a vestigial organ
2. Eating fats will make you fat
3. Glass is a supercooled liquid evidenced by the old glass at European churches which get thicker in the bottom due to slow flow of glass
4. Trees in the forest compete for light and bigger trees smother out smaller trees. Trees don’t cooperate with each other.

Last edited by am77494; 09-08-2019 at 12:12 PM.


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