My physics teacher said some pretty shocking things today. First of all she didn't understand why rainbows are always curved. I tried to explain to her the thing about the angles and the water droplets and that it's actually the top part of a circle. She didn't understand me.
Then at the end of the lesson where she taught us about the electric and magnetic field she hypothized that "i dunno, maybe there is also a bio-field of some sorts? You know like the people on TV who use telekinesis and so on use it." And that wasn't meant as a joke. I remained silent as I didn't want to turn the lesson into a flamewar.
But there was also another thing that she said and that I was skeptical about, but to what I didn't have an answer myself because I'm not the wisest myself. She claimed that "Scientists still don't know until this day what the electric field actually is." Now these kinds of "Nobody knows", "everybody knows" or "It is generally known" kinds of sentences always set off a little alert in my head. I knew that I have read about electromagnetism and what the electric field was, but I can't find my sources anymore. And I mean down to the quantum level. What IS the electric field? What is it composed of? Or is it composed of something at all?