Why Do You Make People Look Stupid?

Raw interviews: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dcw98B2Nzg
The question has arisen often enough that I thought I’d answer it. If you hold views that are consistent with the majority of the population, does that make you stupid? I don’t think so. Science has uncovered a lot of counterintuitive things about the universe, so it’s unsurprising that non-scientists hold beliefs inconsistent with science. But when we teach, we must take into account what the learners know, including their incorrect knowledge. That is the reason a lot of Veritasium videos start with the misconceptions.

Want to read my PhD? You can download the full text here: http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/pdfs/research/super/PhD(Muller).pdf