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
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
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
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.