In the English language, there are a large number of idioms that are very scientifically inaccurate or misleading. For example, saying the sun rises or sets.
What other phrases or idioms are there?
"I saw it out of the corner of my eye."
--Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges--
“Science needs the light of free expression to flourish. It depends on the fearless questioning of authority, and the open exchange of ideas.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson
"When photons interact with electrons, they are interacting with the charge around a "bare" mass, and thus the interaction is electromagnetic, hence light. This light slows the photon down." - BuleriaChk