5 Times Scientists Were Very Wrong About New Discoveries, Because of Hope

5 Times Scientists Were Very Wrong About New Discoveries, Because of Hope

Passionate scientists constantly have revolutionary ideas, but when they seem too good to be true, they usually are.

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Image Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martian_canal#/media/File:Karte_Mars_Schiaparelli_MKL1888.png
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_Schiaparelli#/media/File:Giovanni_Schiaparelli_1890s.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percival_Lowell#/media/File:Percival_Lowell_observing_Venus_from_the_Lowell_Observatory_in_1914.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mars_2.png
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martian_canal#/media/File:Mariner_4_craters.gif
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosper-Ren%C3%A9_Blondlot#/media/File:Prosper_Ren%C3%A9_Blondlot.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%22N%22_Rays_p093.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_W._Wood#/media/File:Robert_Williams_Wood.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Cold_fusion#/media/File:Cold_fusion_electrolysis.svg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percival_Lowell#/media/File:Percival_Lowell_1900s2.jpg

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