10 Failed Scientific Predictions
List Dec 14, 2016
Now we know that scientific discovery is about moving forwards and the quest for knowledge which inevitably means that predictions will be proven wrong over time. Here we take a look at some of the most famous scientific predictions that were shown to be a little wide of the mark.
While deaths from many infectious diseases have decreased thanks to vaccination and improved treatment options, outbreaks such as the recent Ebola epidemic remind us of the risks such diseases still pose to the world.
Dr. Duesberg is a central player in the AIDS denialism movement, suggesting that lifestyle factors, not HIV, are responsible for the disease. The evidence seems to suggest otherwise.
As one of the makers of modern surgery, Sir John underestimated the advances that would be made in his field.
And yet we still use pasteurization as a way to kill germs in food and drink.
In 2015, there were 29,8407 utility patents awarded in the US.
Since then, the Theory of Relativity was developed, galaxies were found to exist outside of the Milky Way, Pluto was discovered, men walked on the moon, and the International Space Station was built. To name just a few!
Just 10 years later, on December 2nd 1942, the first human-made self sustaining nuclear chain reaction was initiated.
How different the world would be if this Senator had got his wish!
Do you know of any scientific predictions that didn’t stand the test of time? Comment below and don’t forget to share and subscribe.
Of 60 applications from across 17 countries, there were eight finalists who participated in the 'Startup Slam' — the Dragons' Den of Biopharma. Representatives of biotech companies presented to a jury of leading investors, pharma deal-makers and biotech business key opinion leaders at the BIO-Europe conference in Copenhagen, November 2018.READ MORE
Like what you just read? You can find similar content on the communities below.Analysis & Separations Applied Sciences Biopharma Cancer Research Cell Science Diagnostics Drug Discovery Genomics Research Informatics Proteomics & Metabolomics Neuroscience Immunology & Microbiology
To personalize the content you see on Technology Networks homepage, Log In or Subscribe for FreeLOGIN SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE