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Originally posted by JizzyMcButter
none of the current origin explanations are satisfactory, i'm not getting upset about it
"God" - pretty far fetched
"Big Bang" - just as far fetched
evolution however is very real, even if it isn't genesis.
think about viruses that become drug resistant because of how we treat them
.... always keep searching, we are all lied to constantly
Originally posted by bloodreviara
As i stated before LOOK UP WHAT A THEORY MEANS IN SCIENCE,
the definition is different than the civilian one, this has to be the most
common mistake that is made again and again, theory in the civilian
sector means what you think, in science it has a different meaning.
here is a good definition for scientific theory.
A scientific theory summarizes a hypothesis or group of hypotheses that have been supported with repeated testing. If enough evidence accumulates to support a hypothesis, it moves to the next step—known as a theory—in the scientific method and becomes accepted as a valid explanation of a phenomenon.edit on 14-12-2012 by bloodreviara because: (no reason given)
Oh i get it. So science took an existing word that essentially means "an unproven idea" and changed it's meaning to "fact". Good one science. Because the word "fact" wasn't scientific enough.. AND bonus points for taking an existing word and giving it it's opposite meaning.
A scientific theory is a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world, based on a body of facts that have been repeatedly confirmed through observation and experiment. Such fact-supported theories are not "guesses" but reliable accounts of the real world. The theory of biological evolution is more than "just a theory." It is as factual an explanation of the universe as the atomic theory of matter or the germ theory of disease. Our understanding of gravity is still a work in progress. But the phenomenon of gravity, like evolution, is an accepted fact.
The formal scientific definition of theory is quite different from the everyday meaning of the word. It refers to a comprehensive explanation of some aspect of nature that is supported by a vast body of evidence. Many scientific theories are so well established that no new evidence is likely to alter them substantially. For example, no new evidence will demonstrate that the Earth does not orbit around the sun (heliocentric theory), or that living things are not made of cells (cell theory), that matter is not composed of atoms, or that the surface of the Earth is not divided into solid plates that have moved over geological timescales (the theory of plate tectonics). One of the most useful properties of scientific theories is that they can be used to make predictions about natural events or phenomena that have not yet been observed.