Fwd: The most surprising scientific failures

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Latest post in my blog on popular science:
The most surprising scientific failures


The “canals” on Mars (#8) bring to mind, of course, Out of the Silent Planet, which Lewis was able to situate on Mars because Mariner 4 had not yet sent back photos from there. The same goes for Venus, which we now know is certainly not a place where Eden might be located. On the other hand, That Hideous Strength would still work.


“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged. It is never glad about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. Love will last forever.” (1 Corinthians 13: 4-8)

True! Although we still can’t keep alive a human head without the body. And I hope it will be a long time before we can.