Matt O'Dowd from PBS Space Time presents "Wrong"

Date and Time:
Tuesday, August 27th, 2019, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Black Rock Observatory Theme Camp


Science glorifies right. After all, its goal is to find the one, correct, true description of reality. But every good scientific theory is preceded by many gloriously bad ones. From the alchemy of Isaac Newton to Einstein's cosmological constant, our most brilliant thinkers have produced some of the most spectacular scientific nonsense. Today we celebrate the terrible ideas that were nonetheless vital steps in our quest for the truth. You gotta be wrong a whole lot before you get to be right.