Myth: n. a historical lie and/or a theory which can’t be proven scientifically with measurement(s) and/or is not an accurate description of reality
There are many religious myths and even the scientific myths of theoretical physics. Social myths are the most important ones because they brainwash humans into accepting social lies.
Here are 10 examples of the most important myths which are historical lies or are theories which can’t be proven scientifically or are not an accurate description of reality.
You can be anything you want to be if you just work hard enough at it.
Truth: If you have an excellent memory, work hard, and have financial backing even then you may not be able to be anyone you would like to be. If you are not gifted or talented then your chances of being a world leader in any field is zero.
Any college degree is a guarantee of a good job.
Truth: In the technological 21st century many liberal arts degrees are job poor.
Eating fatty foods will always make you fatter.
Truth: There are plenty of normal and skinny humans who eat fatty foods and don’t gain any weight.
You can lose weight permanently by dieting without a starvation diet.
Truth: You may lose some weight by changing your diet but usually if you don’t cut back on your total calorie intake to a starvation diet then you will not lose as much weight as you want permanently.
All GMO’s will not alter the DNA of future generations.
Truth: There is already some evidence that what you eat can alter the DNA of future generations and since GMO’s are food then they can also alter the DNA of future generations and the danger is that it may be an irreversible and dangerous change.
The universe was created in six days.
Truth: Maybe the universe was never created but has been around for an eternity and will be around for an eternity. If it was created then who created the creator?
The universe was created by the big bang.
Truth: The assumption that something can be created from nothing or an infinitely small point in space is absurd.
There can be more than one universe with infinity as a limit.
Truth: One universe without an end would crash into all the other universes. Infinity is not a limit but is never ending.
Love can’t be defined.
Truth: Here is the definition of love:
Love: v. to sense a very intense pleasure for a subset(s) one cares about and the behaviors which exist with it and frequently desiring to (possess and/or interact with) and/or experience samer subset(s) for a short and/or long duration
Language is perfect and doesn’t need improvement.
Truth: Why does it take 18 or more years to master language for most humans when many animals can communicate effectively in much less than a month of training. Inefficient language with its complex grammar rules should be an archaic way of expressing yourself in the technological 21st century.
I included the last two as myths because I have accurately defined love and have shown how language can be improved to make it more logical and less irrational and emotionally biased in my evergreen truth book SCIENTIFIC THESAURUS.
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