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Science  25 Feb 2011:
Vol. 331, Issue 6020, pp. 1022-1023
DOI: 10.1126/science.1195221

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Infants and young children can exhibit striking confusion about how the world works, from failing to grasp that wind causes waves, to being mystified about how babies are created. Indeed, some researchers have characterized a child's knowledge of the world as a bundle of misconceptions awaiting replacement with correct concepts through education (1).