Why do people forget the 'Theory' in the 'Theory
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Why do people forget the 'Theory' in the 'Theory

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Why do people forget the Theory in the Theory of evolution?......

Why do people forget the 'Theory' in the 'Theory of evolution'?


Zirp say: Because nobody has come up with a better one.

The *hypothesis* that humans come in races has been proven bollocks some 70 years ago.

The *hypothesis* that trickle-down works has not been confirmed in real life
Smeghead say: We don't forget it. We understand it.
Cowboy say: The theory of evolution explains the facts of evolution. It's real and it's happening right now - just deal with it.
Are you sure you know what evolution is and what it its not?
Tim say: Many theories have failed. How is that theory of spontaneous generation working out for you? Or Luminiferous Aether? The existence of DNA and information theory destroys the theory of evolution.
say: I haven't forgotten. People tend to forget that, obviously, Jesus put all of those fossils there.
Bulky_Bob say: Because they are willing to believe a lie. "They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness." (2 Thessalonians 2:10-12)
tentofield say: The Theory in science is the explanatory model. Gravity exists: the Theory of Gravity explains how it works. The Earth orbits the Sun: the Theory of Heliocentricity explains why. Diseases are caused by germs (bacteria, viruses, prions etc): the Germ Theory of Disease explains how they do. Organisms change over time, they evolve: the Theory of Evolution explains how they do.

Theory is as good as it gets in science. When you go to High School and start to study science you will learn this. I'm just giving you a heads up.

Laws in science are simply collections of observations producing rules of thumb of the kind "If A then B". Laws are in no way explanatory. For explanations you have to go to the highest level, the Theory.
BobCu say: Why do people forget the 'Theory' in the 'Theory of evolution'?

"Theory: In science, a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world that can incorporate facts, laws, inferences, and tested hypotheses. The contention that evolution should be taught as a "theory, not as a fact" confuses the common use of these words with the scientific use. In science, theories do not turn into facts through the accumulation of evidence. Rather, theories are the end points of science. They are understandings that develop from extensive observation, experimentation, and creative reflection. They incorporate a large body of scientific facts, laws, tested hypotheses, and logical inferences. In this sense, evolution is one of the strongest and most useful scientific theories we have." -- National Academy of Sciences
say: Because they know what a theory actually means and how one arrives at a theory which is based on proven data. Theory just attempts to explain the data present.
Donut Tim say: For the same reason many do not understand what "theory" means.

Among the several definitions:
• a plausible or scientifically acceptable general principle or body of principles offered to explain phenomena
• the general or abstract principles of a body of fact
busterwasmycat say: People don't. People do tend to misunderstand the meaning of the word "theory", and actually forget the "of life by natural selection" part which is what really matters. I suspect that you are one. There is no question that life has evolved, and there is pretty good evidence that the evolution is continuing. The question is not one of if, but one of how and why. the "theory" is a proposed explanation for the how/why part of what we know (from other evidence) is real. It isn't a hypothesis, or a conjecture. The theory has a wealth of underlying support that evolution of life does involve natural selection and passage of characteristics from parent to offspring.
Elaine M say: It's also provable fact. The title doesn't change when something is proven, the title stays, for teaching purposes.
Tony B say: I've a feeling that you are another person who understands neither the word “theory”, used in a scientific context, nor the concept of evolution.
geezer say: The scientific definition of theory is ..
The logical conclusion that you come to having studied all the available evidence.
Gravity is also a theory !
Chris Ancor say: Because those religionists do not understand evolution.
Pray to the Lord Your Savior say: Atheists CONVENIENTLY forget.
Everard say: No one does...
Except those who build strawmen.
Bill-M say: Because Evolution is not a theory. Evolution is a proven scientific FACT.
Climate Realist say: As others have pointed out, "theory" =/= unproven. A scientific theory is an explanation of how things happen. Gravity is a theory. The Second Law of Thermodynamics is a theory. So is evolution.

People deny evolution because they haven't figured out that the Genesis passage was written to people who were herding sheep 3000 years ago. These sheep herders did not know about quantum relativity, string theory, Higg's boson or time frames of billions of years. The purpose of the Genesis account is about who (God) made the Universe, not about when or how He made it.

The Time line of Creation
Adullah M say: Is that what they claim life on earth happen by accident.
AdamTheAtheist say: I didn't. Why do people forget the definition of "theory" in science?
say: They changed the original definition of "theory" to accommodate their claims of validity regarding the status of evolution. But its odd that they never changed the phrase. It's still called "the theory of evolution." Why not just call it "the law of evolution" or "evolutionary law" if it has been proven? And stop playing word games.

In other words, what is - or would be - the difference between "evolutionary theory" and "evolutionary law'?

The first term means its still mere supposition - somewhere between an hypothesis and a law. The second means its ironclad fact.

But evolution hasn't been proved. It is NOT a law. Evolution is biologically impossible. It cannot be observed, tested, repeated - or proved. It is anti-science, pure science fiction.


"a plausible or scientifically acceptable general principle" does NOT a FACT make - it may be plausible or acceptable by some - but its NOT a fact until everyone alike accepts it and its verifiable by all




Over 500 Scientists Proclaim Their Doubts About Darwin’s Theory of Evolution
Robert L. Crowther, II | @RLCrowther
February 20, 2006, 7:28 AM

Over 500 doctoral scientists have now signed a statement publicly expressing their skepticism about the contemporary theory of Darwinian evolution.

The Scientific Dissent From Darwinism statement reads: “We are skeptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life. Careful examination of the evidence for Darwinian theory should be encouraged.”

>>>>>The list of 514 signatories includes member scientists from the prestigious US and Russian National Academy of Sciences. Signers include 154 biologists, the largest single scientific discipline represented on the list, as well as 76 chemists and 63 physicists. Signers hold doctorates in biological sciences, physics, chemistry, mathematics, medicine, computer science, and related disciplines. Many are professors or researchers at major universities and research institutions such as MIT, The Smithsonian, Cambridge University, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, the Ohio State University, the University of Georgia, and the University of Washington<<<<<.


So much then for "evolutionary law/fact"
Archer say: Could be because it is pretty much proven. They seem not to know what a belief is though.

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