Please let's be honest about this: knowledge is a dangerous thing.
If everyone knew everything, this would only lead to anarchy.
There are some basics, however, that are always useful when chatting with strangers in bars or going on a blind date with a very attractive scientist.
It helps, for example, to know that the Earth isn't the center of the universe. (There's at least a 30 percent chance that the attractive scientist might be from outer space.)
Not everyone, it seems, is aware that the sun doesn't in fact worship us by circling our planet … Read more