The 8 Biggest Scientific Myths (PHOTOS)

02/17/2011 10:41 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

We evolved in the forest roof to collect fruit and berries. True, after millions of years of evolution, we've developed ICBMs and guns, and even flung a piece of metal outside the solar system. But despite SuperColliders containing enough titanium wire to circle the earth 16 times, we've no more of an understanding of the universe than the first thinkers of civilization. Where did it all come from? Why does the universe exist? Why are we here?

Our ancestors were challenged to believe that the earth was round even though the horizon looked flat. Nothing in ordinary experience hinted at it: "If the earth were really round," it was argued, "then the people at the bottom would fall off." The notion of the earth as a ball of rock was nonsense 500 years ago. Years later, people accepted it as spherical, but saying it spun around the sun was more than they could fathom. No one could feel the earth moving. Indeed, if we were really whirling through space at 67,000 m.p.h., then the hair would blow off our head.

This slideshow points out eight more scientific "truths" that, if biocentrism is correct, will be turned upside down. Switching our perspective from physics to biology undoes some of the biggest "facts" we've been taught about the world, including life and death, time and space, and God and the universe.

The 8 Biggest Scientific Myths (PHOTOS)