Myth busters

@article{Endersby2016MythB,
  title={Myth busters},
  author={J. Endersby},
  journal={Science},
  year={2016},
  volume={351},
  pages={35 - 35}
}
Think you know your scientific history? Think again. Before Columbus discovered America, people believed that the world was flat. When the apple struck Newton's head, he discovered gravity and replaced God with objective truth. Gregor Mendel was a lone genius who discovered genetics. You will probably have heard at least some of these stories—you may even have believed them—but this delightful collection of short, thought-provoking essays shows that they are all myths.