Science Just Can’t Make Up Its Mind


Here’s what irks me about the “facts” of life: they change. One minute the Earth is flat, the next the sun revolves around it, the next everything we know is actually wrong and we might as well admit we know nothing. If there is one thing discovered by Einstein that rings more true than any of his other magnificent findings, it the following quote:

“The more I learn, the more I realize I don’t know.”

And that quote is an ode to this post, a post to only three of the many, many strange things science just can’t decide on.

  1. Pluto Being a Planet
    Anyone else remember My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pickles? This was one of the many mnemonics I used in elementary school to remember the order of something that was supposedly true, and in this case, it pertained to the order of the planets, and yes, pickles symbolized Pluto. PLUTO IS A PLANET PEOPLE. The debate is clearly ongoing as scientists wrestle with the rest of life’s monumental questions, like, for example, if Brontosaurus is a dinosaur.
  2. Brontosaurus Existing as a Dinosaur
    Now this one really bugged me. How could they forgo my entire childhood with Little Foot in The Land Before Time? Oh wait, never mind, it is a dinosaur again.
  3. Pregnancies Lasting 9 Months
    It’s common knowledge that human pregnancies last nine months, right? Then WHY is it actually closer to 10 months? Why do these alleged science people keep lying to us? I guess it’s not a huge deal, it’s just omitting an entire month of carrying around another human life. No biggie.

This is just a trio of things that shouldn’t be debatable, but clearly are. I’ll probably go and enjoy some ice cream now before those scientists decide that ice cream is not actually edible.