reply to post by DivineEvolution
You're more than welcome to throw an uppity fit, but ...
Your misconception regarding science and the term "theory" needs ammendment:
The word theory in the theory of evolution does not imply mainstream scientific doubt regarding its validity; the concepts of theory and
hypothesis have specific meanings in a scientific context. While theory in colloquial usage may denote a hunch or conjecture, a scientific theory is a
set of principles that explains observable phenomena in natural terms. "Scientific fact and theory are not categorically separable," and evolution
is a theory in the same sense as germ theory or the theory of gravitation.
In other words, "Theory" is essentially proven observable FACT.
Should you doubt the Theory
of gravitation, I invite you to stand under something quite heavy and hazardous while it's suspended above you on
a fraying unsafe length of rope.
If you doubt the Theory
aspect of the Elementary Theory of Electricity and Magnetism, hey, it's JUST a Theory, so, you should be safe gouging
some scissors into the nearest live wall socket. Right?
They're just theories, eh?
Sorry, but, your understanding of the terminology is fundamentally wrong.
You're more than welcome to get your panties in a knot over getting corrected, but, your misunderstanding in regard to what the term Theory as it
applies to science is an overt and public act of Ignorance.
Saying so is not intended as an insult, but a description of your state of not-knowing.
You are in error and in the spirit of Denying Ignorance, your error begs amendment.
Short answer, as far as you are concerned; Theory = Fact (supported by observation, replication, peer review, and repeated attempts at crash-testing
the "theory" such that it's essentially unbreakable).
Thus, you really should take notice when a scientific "theory" is presented.
Additionally, because this line of topical discussion is so predictable, before someone else mentions it, you may want to take note of the
Humans only use 10% of their brain MYTH
All too often the 10% myth argument gets thrown in as some skewed validation for the awe inspiring goshing and gushing potential of the mind to
transcend dimensional vibration or some such crack pottery.
Once again, the 10% argument is WRONG.
We essentially use all our brain all the time.
If you think we only use a small portion of our brains, please feel free to demonstrate which substantial percentage of your brain you don't use by
elective excise of said unused sections. If you're leery about cutting even small sections of your brain out, then, by all means, feel free to
conduct this experiment on a rat, a bunny, or some other typical lab animal. Cut out a small section of its brain and see just what happens.
Oh, yeah, there's that.
Even dumb animals use all their brains all the time.