Transcript

Before it gets it right, science often gets it wrong. Inspired by the WSU Common Reading program’s Being Wrong by Kathryn Schulz, Outrageous Hypotheses looks at human knowledge gone awry. From 500-year-old maps showing the Earth at the center of the solar system up through J. Harlan Bretz’s once-controversial theory of the Missoula floods, this exhibit looks at numerous examples of wild ideas and the struggle to evaluate these outrageous hypotheses.

Presenter Name: Steve Bingo
Date Recorded: December 2, 2013