4 pseudoscientific thing that humans still believe



1. We only use 10% of our brains: This is a popular misconception that has been perpetuated by Hollywood and pop culture. The idea that we only use 10% of our brain power is simply not true. Our brains are constantly active, even when we’re asleep. All of the brain’s regions are used throughout the day as we think, feel, and move.

2. Free will: Free will is the belief that humans have the power to choose their own actions, even in the face of obstacles. This belief is widespread, despite being unsupported by scientific evidence. In fact, research suggests that free will may be nothing more than an illusion.

There are a number of theories that attempt to explain why we believe in free will, even though it doesn't seem to exist. One theory is that we need to believe in free will in order to take responsibility for our actions. If we didn't believe that we had the power to choose our own destiny, then we would be less likely to take responsibility for our choices and more likely to blame others for our mistakes.

Another theory is that believing in free will makes us feel better about ourselves. We like to think that we are in control of our lives and that we can make decisions without outside influences. This helps us maintain a sense of self-worth and confidence.

Whatever the reason, it's clear that free will is one of the most widely believed pseudoscientific concepts today. 

But now let's understand why free will is not a thing. Let's understand this why: you didn't choose to be born, and also, you didn't choose where to be born and which parents to be born with, and because our environment and our parents' conditions become a huge part of our life, we have to consider our environment and our condition in terms of making decisions, and we don't control those, because, again, you didn't choose where to be born and what environment to be born with.

In order to truly take decisions and have free will, we have to know and control every single element in our environment, and that is simply not possible. We did not evolve to control, but rather evolve to respond to our environment in a dynamic way. That will have the best chance to grant our survival, but that doesn't mean it is free will, rather it responds to the environment.

Every decision you take is influenced by forces outside of you that you cannot control. There are many external factors outside of your control, like your physical traits like heights, face, and mental state, your health status, mental condition and other countless external environmental factors that influence and control our thought process.
 
And you also have to understand that our biological programming also influences our thought process, like our 2 most important biological instinct, like surviving and reproducing, that help animals evolve.
 
And accepting this fact can affect this civilization in a very different way. It will make things like prisons, punishment, and the concept of good and evil completely illogical and unreasonable.

Right now, what is happening in the world right now? We see things and we label those things as either good or evil, and we simply don't investigate further.

And this results in, rather than solving problems, we just label things and blame them. Labeling things and blaming don't solve problems, rather it helps to justify things that also don't solve problems. For example, punishment. Punishment delays the problem, and it delays it by causing suffering to a few indivisible. That doesn't solve the problem, and it still doesn't change the fact that it is illogical to punish people because it is impossible to truly take a decision every decision taken by any creature has externals reasons that is beyond their control.

And let's not forget that our as well as any other animal's behaviour is also evolved in the need for survival of the species, just like species with weak individual members need collaboration of other members to survive, therefore social behavior, and that requires a certain level of intelligence, resulting in many other things like language, culture, and other social stuff.
 
Those behaviours that help us survive and reproduce are also kept in this human society and influence each individual member's decision making.
 
And most of the time, we ignore the science that says there is no one to blame, no one is bad or good, just to justify our feelings and our agenda that we learn throughout our life experiences.
 
Not only religion, people who believe that humans are special creatures, but also people who call themselves progressives, who often like to be perceived as rational thinkers, ignore that there is no free will and that our behaviour is still and always will be influenced and controlled by these same evolutionary commands to survive and reproduce.

3. Blue light harms our vision: Blue light does not cause permanent damage to our eyesight, although it can cause temporary eye strain. However, too much exposure to blue light can disrupt our sleep patterns by suppressing the production of melatonin, the hormone that regulates sleepiness and wakefulness.

4. The speed of light is a constant: In vacuum, the speed of light always remains the same – about 186,000 miles per second (300 million meters per second). However, in other materials like glass or water, the speed of light slows down slightly due to refraction.
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