10 Shockingly Outdated Beliefs People Had A Hard Time Letting Go



Flat Earth

We all know there was a time when society as a whole believed the earth was flat. While society as a whole now understands that the earth is actually round, there are still people who believe it’s flat.

Drapetomania

Drapetomania is the official term for scientific practices that were more common before World War II. Basically there were people who would shape their findings in such a way as to supposedly demonstrate differences between races like Black and Caucasian. While there are still some people who use this kind of “science”, it’s practice has thankfully been greatly reduced.