Tagged With science controversies

The history of science has a lot of really dark, racist and outright horrible chapters. In an attempt to engage in the discussion on what to do with this history, the prestigious science journal Nature managed to piss off a large portion of the scientific community, by claiming that removing a statue of one of science's most blatantly offensive figures was "whitewashing". Today, Nature editor-in-chief Philip Campbell published a new article stating that the journal's original take was wrong.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.