This is a link from the “The Giant’s Shoulders”.
The author looks into the false or incorrect theories that have dominated Science/Natural History throughout different time periods. Some of these theories were the best explanation for the observations of the era, given the available technology and previous study. Many of these inaccuracies slowed down the progression of scientific knowledge, similar to the effect of a false clue in a murder mystery.
This article brings to mind several questions:
How will future generations look back on Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, Darwinian Evolution, Nash’s Game Theory, or the life work of Steve Jobs?
What concepts, that I teach every year, will students laugh at in 400 years?