You know I do like my share of myths, so let’s bust some:
- Has there ever been a switch between blue for boys and pink for girls? There is a big chance you heard this one, but there is even a bigger chance that it is an urban legend.
- A much lesser happy topic is the the concept of blind conformity, you know, e.g. the famous Milgram-experiment? “Decent people participate in horrific acts not because they become passive, mindless functionaries who do not know what they are doing, but rather because they come to believe — typically under the influence of those in authority — that what they are doing is right,” Do check the arguments in the article by Haslam and Reicher on PlosOne.
- Oh, there is also a myth about Sumo-wrestlers that originated from a 007-book.
- Oh, and those brain-interfaces we are all so afraid of? Some myths that are the basis of these fears.
Have a great weekend!