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Thread #123606   Message #2723414
Posted By: Lox
14-Sep-09 - 11:39 AM
Thread Name: BS: Evolution ... or perhaps not ...
Subject: RE: BS: Evolution ... or perhaps not ...
"How the hell do you "believe" in a theory? It's a theory, not an incontrovertible truth. How do you dismiss a theory without investigating it?"

A common mistake that people make is to confuse the word "theory" with the word "hypothesis".

A scientific theory is not mere speculation to be proved or disproved, it is the accumulated knowledge on a particular subject.

Consequently, Einsteins theory of relativity, while replacing newtons theory of the laws of motion, does not debunk newtons discoveries, it is based upon them and to understand einstein you have to understand newton.

The theory of evolution is not something that was invented by Darwins imagination whilst contemplating his navel which he then went on to try and prove, it was something that he 'observed' and it is something that we 'learn' more about as our 'observations' become more detailed.