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Quora Answer : What are some scientific facts that absolutely defy common sense?

Mar 8, 2018

Plate tectonics.

"What do you mean this huge solid, continent size slab of rock, is actually floating around and moving from place to place?"

Celestial mechanics

"The world is moving in space?"

Advanced celestial mechanics.

"And the sun is in orbit around the centre of the galaxy?"

Advanced advanced celestial mechanics.

"No ... no please don't tell me that the galaxy is in orbit around something else"

Zen-level celestial mechanics.

"What do you mean we can't really tell which things are moving at all or how fast because we have no fixed point of reference to compare them against?"


"How dare you say my ancestors were monkeys!!!!!"

Climate Science

"It's bloody cold this year. So much for global warming huh?"


"No. Men are men, women are women. That's just the way it is. There can't be intermediate stages or people who change from one to the other!"


"But surely the government being in debt is a bad thing?"

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