common misconception 8 — where’s the educational deficiency?

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Misconception: Astronomers are well-trained in electric phenomena and have always known about the electric currents in space. Answer: As a general rule, astronomers do not receive well-balanced education from universities. If physics curricula and set priorities were designed from the experience of the world, instead of mathematical formalism, they would …

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common misconception 3 — where’s the math?

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Misconception: If you’re not doing math, you’re not doing real science. Answer: Science does not begin with mathematics, but with direct observation, experiment, and special insights into cause-and-effect relationships. Many popular mathematical constructs today were devised early in the 20th century to help explain aspects of gravity-centric theory. Now, the …

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