Hyperopia, progeria, archidendron, alektrorophobia, anthocyanin. What do these words have in common? Well, not only are they scientific terms used in medicine, psychology, botany, and chemistry, but they also derive from Greek words.
Rumor has it that Greek-speakers (native and proficient) have an advantage in science. This is because they don’t have to try memorizing complex terminology that means nothing to them. “Alektorophobia”, for example, derives from the Greek word “alektor” (rooster) and “phobia” (fear). Greek-speakers immediately know what this irrational fear is all about.
Can a native Greek speaker pass the test?
00:00 Can a Greek-speaker Understand These Scientific Terms? 0
06:51 Archidendron (Grandiflorum)
09:05 So, Do Greeks Have an Advantage in Science?
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