Ignaz Semmelweis, a hungarian obstetrician who lived in the 19th century, is nowadays credited with being the father of infection control. In his time, however, his propositions faced harsh skepticism and he was eventually forced to quit medicine altogether. In the end, he died in an institution for mentally ill patients.
As long as pathogens were not yet known, it is hardly surprising that his claims were not taken seriously. Just try to imagine how crazy they must have sounded.
This case is a good example of an apparently weird idea that was actually right. Although most seemingly ridiculous ideas regarding natural and human sciences are indeed no more than ridiculous ideas, there are some that turn out to be correct. For this reason, no ideas should be considered invalid a priori. This, of course, does not mean that they should be accepted a priori, as it is frequently the case with myths and pseudoscientific claims.
On the videos below you will come into contact with some controversial ideas that contradict commonly held assumptions, beliefs and theories. I do not necessarily agree with them. My purpose here is to stimulate reflection and critical thinking.
UNHEALTHY "HEALTHY" FOOD