Scientists have listed terms misused by most people

Scientists have listed terms misused by most people

Scientists have compiled a list of terms that many people use incorrectly. This is especially true for 3 designations from the scientific community.

Scientists have listed terms misused by most people

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At one time, some of the terms were used exclusively by researchers, but then their definitions were rather blurred from the point of view of understanding by society. An example is the word “theory”. The term itself is used by many as a synonym for the concept of “idea” or as an analogue of “assumption”. In reality, a theory is a whole set of different assumptions that are tested and, as a result, can be confirmed as true or incorrect.

Also, mistakes often appear when using the terms “congenital” or “acquired”. It is emphasized that this applies only to differences between certain features, and not to the features themselves. Some people mistakenly use the term “natural”. In this case, the use of the term as a description of vegetables is rather controversial, because in any case, fertilizers and the care of farmers are used. At the same time, the word “natural” implies human non-interference. This creates a logical inconsistency in frequent phrases and familiar expressions, reports Planet Today.

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