Hello all. I've been chipping away on a writing project--basically, an essay/web article. I thought I could ask for some input from the group while also creating an interesting thread. If it hasn't already been done to death someplace else, that is.
I'm working on a particular point regarding factual errors in the literature. The point I'm working on, which could be of interest to others, is that the Society's research standards (and possibly their honesty) aren't up to snuff in the books/magazines they publish.
I was wondering how many factual errors we could come up with. Bear in mind, I'm not looking for errors that are wrong in our opinion, so I would ask that you not post things like, "They have the true religion!" or "Jesus is Michael the Archangel." I'm thinking strictly of statements that are flat out wrong on a "proven" factual basis, not ones having to do with personal beliefs.
A few I can think of are:
1) We only use 10% (or 5% or 1%) of our brain capacity.
2) The cells in our bodies regenerate every 7 years.
3) Men have one less rib on one side.
Would you guys like to add some more?