I Don't Think It Means What You Think It Means

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I Don't Think It Means What You Think It Means examines scientific theories that have found their way into popular culture and taken on a life of their own and helps you understand what they really mean in scientific terms.

Schrodinger's Cat - the famous thought experiment by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrodinger. Radiation - the good, the extremely helpful, and the bad.

Centrifugal force - why you really mean centripetal force. The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle - distinguishing between the Uncertainty Principle and the Observer Effect, which are often conflated.

Hank fixes those of us who are probably wrong about what is and is not a dinosaur... and gives a refresher to those of us who do know this already.

He explains why the common understanding of equinox is wrong, what the equinox actually is, and helps us understand the difference between the colloquial meaning of randomness, and the scientific meaning, which is also known as stochasticity.