When Great Scientists Got It Wrong
In Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein, astrophysicist Mario Livio explores the colossal errors committed by scientific greats, from chemist Linus Pauling’s botched model of DNA, to Charles Darwin’s failure to understand genetics—the very mechanism of natural selection.
Mario Livio is an astrophysicist at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland, and the author of several books, including The Golden Ratio. He’s based in Baltimore.
Read an excerpt from Brilliant Blunders.