1. Standard memberRJHinds
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    A hypothesis is an educated guess, based on observation.

    A scientific theory summarizes a hypothesis or group of hypotheses
    that have been supported with repeated testing. One definition of a theory
    is to say it's an accepted hypothesis.

    A law generalizes a body of observations. At the time it is made, no
    exceptions have been found to a law. Scientific laws explain things, but
    they do not describe them. One way to tell a law and a theory apart is
    to ask if the description gives you a means to explain 'why'.

    As you can see, there is no 'proof' or absolute 'truth' in science. The
    closest we get are facts, which are indisputable observations.


    http://chemistry.about.com/od/chemistry101/a/lawtheory.htm

    My summation is that a scientific theory is an accepted educated guess
    by the scientists.


    So the theory of evolution is no more than an educated guess accepted by
    the evolutionists.
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    Originally posted by RJHinds
    A [b]hypothesis is an educated guess, based on observation.

    A scientific theory summarizes a hypothesis or group of hypotheses
    that have been supported with repeated testing. One definition of a theory
    is to say it's an accepted hypothesis.

    A law generalizes a body of observations. At the time it is made, no
    exceptions have been f the theory of evolution is no more than an educated guess accepted by
    the evolutionists.[/b]
    Assuming this is an asinine attempt to respond to my saying that science can prove things...

    Science can't prove that a theory or law is true to 100% certainty, that's not how it works.

    Science CAN prove something is false.

    Science progresses by slowly whittling away everything that isn't true so that whatever is
    left is a closer and closer description of reality and is perpetually getting less and less wrong.

    This is why all scientific hypothesis and theories MUST be falsifiable and why creationism isn't
    science because it isn't falsifiable. No god hypothesis is.

    The theory of evolution has been whittled at for 150+years and is thus incredibly true and
    contains only minutest traces of false, and those traces are being hunted and eradicated all
    the time.

    That evolution happens, is true, absolutely and unequivocally. It has been observed, both macro
    micro evolution has been seen and documented.

    The modern theory of evolution contains laws, and facts, and brings them all together into an
    explanatory framework.

    To qualify as theory as your link so correctly states...

    "....A theory is valid as long as there is no evidence to dispute it..."

    Thus there exists at present absolutely no known fact or piece of evidence that contradicts the
    theory of evolution.... after 150+ years of searching and vast numbers of people gathering evidence.


    Given the total lack of any alternative, the complete absence of any contradictory evidence, the
    power and success of the theory of evolution in making predictions that have been verified, the
    sheer mountains of evidence in support... what else would we teach.


    Evolution is a fact, it's a law, it's a theory, and it's the only possible current scientific explanation for the
    diversity of life on this planet.


    EDIT: This in spirituality.

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/showthread.php?subject=What_is_the_theory_of_evolution%3F&threadid=144770
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    25 Jan '12 04:17
    Originally posted by googlefudge
    Assuming this is an asinine attempt to respond to my saying that science can prove things...

    Science can't prove that a theory or law is true to 100% certainty, that's not how it works.

    Science CAN prove something is false.

    Science progresses by slowly whittling away everything that isn't true so that whatever is
    left is a closer and closer de ...[text shortened]... wn.com/board/showthread.php?subject=What_is_the_theory_of_evolution%3F&threadid=144770
    Sorry, evolution is not fact and is not law. It is a hypothesis that some
    believe to be a theory. 😏
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    25 Jan '12 05:49
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    Sorry, evolution is not fact and is not law. It is a hypothesis that some
    believe to be a theory. 😏
    I cannot understnad how can you start a thread in Science, RJHinds, with you reputation?
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    25 Jan '12 08:39
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    I cannot understnad how can you start a thread in Science, RJHinds, with you reputation?
    What is my reputation?
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    Originally posted by RJHinds
    What is my reputation?
    User 590610
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    25 Jan '12 13:03
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    My summation is that a scientific theory is an accepted educated guess by the scientists.
    My summation is that you are completely ignorant of even the very basics of how science works.

    You're also not a great advertisement for your God, so for Heaven's sake, cut it out already.

    Richard
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    25 Jan '12 15:58
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    So the theory of evolution is no more than an educated guess accepted by
    the evolutionists because there is no contradicting evidence.
    Because of the nature of a scientific theory, falsifiability means that contradicting evidence is relatively easy to verify.

    Since there has been no such evidence found, scientists now accept what used to be an educated guess

    Electron flow producing current used to be a theory, now it allows you to post this nonsense on the web from the comfort of your home.
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    25 Jan '12 16:57
    Originally posted by forkedknight
    Because of the nature of a scientific theory, falsifiability means that contradicting evidence is relatively easy to verify.

    Since there has been no such evidence found, scientists now accept what used to be an educated guess

    Electron flow producing current used to be a theory, now it allows you to post this nonsense on the web from the comfort of your home.
    I understand this. The only scientific theory I am objectiing to is the
    theory of evolution. Get it, now? Many scientist believe it is just an
    hypothesis. They are right. Only the evolutionists believe it to be a
    theory and some of them even think it is fact. How wrong they are.
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    25 Jan '12 19:24
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    I understand this. The only scientific theory I am objectiing to is the
    theory of evolution. Get it, now? Many scientist believe it is just an
    hypothesis. They are right. Only the evolutionists believe it to be a
    theory and some of them even think it is fact. How wrong they are.
    What objections do you have against the theory of evolution?
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    25 Jan '12 20:59
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    I understand this. The only scientific theory I am objectiing to is the
    theory of evolution.
    That is because you have little or no scientific education. Otherwise you would also be objecting to large parts of astronomy, cosmology, biology, geology, and others because they all contradict some of your religious beliefs.
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    25 Jan '12 21:54
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    I understand this. The only scientific theory I am objectiing to is the
    theory of evolution.
    You have no problems with radio chronometrics anymore? You know, carbon 14, and other methods showing the timelines of verious phenomena on our earth? That shows the age of the crust of our planet to be billions of years old?

    Good to know! Good for you!
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    25 Jan '12 22:45
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    The only scientific theory I am objecting to is the theory of evolution.
    This is total bunk and you know it.

    You believe in Young Earth Creationism, which contradicts almost the entirety of scientific
    discovery and is at total odds with the methodology of science.

    There is almost nothing in science compatible with your beliefs.

    So your statement is blatantly false and you know it.

    This is a disingenuous lie.

    You just pick on evolution because it's the thing to do in the creationist community, you loose
    your creationist whackjob street cred if you let up.
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    25 Jan '12 22:47
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    What objections do you have against the theory of evolution?
    It isn't included in the bible, I think is his main one.
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    26 Jan '12 04:29
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    What objections do you have against the theory of evolution?
    My objection is that it is not what it claims to be. It is actually only
    reproduction and adaptation resulting in small changes within a
    certain type or kind of plant or animal. There is no evidence of any
    major change that would come close to showing that there is a
    common ancestor for all life forms on earth. It is a fraud that has
    been exposed in the past with those trying to become famous by
    producing missing links in the fossil records before they were found
    out. They are only able to produce these missing links through the
    imaginations of their drawings in science text books to convince
    the students of the truth of these lies. The evolutionists can not
    allow the problems with this theory to be taught because more
    people may come to doubt the validity of this theory.
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