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Theory - 'Not derived from experience; speculative; to form opinions solely by speculation' According to Webster's dictionary. Meaning; Einstein's theory, however attractive on paper, has never been proven to be true. It is just that ; a theory. And that's not what I think it means, that's what Webster's says it is. It isn't truth, until it can be proven. It doesn't matter how many other 'theories' have been based on this in the past century it is still a 'theory'. It you based all of you thruth on centuries old theory, then you should believe in evolution too, which also cannot be proven.

Gary, Rapture Ready 7 Comments [12/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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sexandviolence

It you based all of you thruth on centuries old theory, then you should believe in evolution too, which also cannot be proven."

1:1 "In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth"

That settles that!

10/9/2007 4:20:08 PM

Saccharissa

Also according to Webster's dictionary:
"Theory - a coherent group of general propositions used as principles of explanation for a class of phenomena: Einstein's theory of relativity." (italics in original)

Words can have more than one meaning, bubba.

10/9/2007 6:54:39 PM

Brian X

The sad part is that it's easy to imagine someone so intellectually bankrupt that they'd actually quotemine the dictionary.

10/13/2007 1:02:36 AM

Fawful has seen God has a vagina on top of his penis.

Basically anything works this way: if it can be proven mathematically, then it exists, wether you like it or not. Einstein mathematically discovered black holes, yet he said they weren't capable of existing because "god wouldn't create such an abomination". A couple of decades later he was proven wrong. Also, yes, Einstein's theory is exactly that: a theory. And Webster (unlike you) doesn't think it means "guess".

7/13/2010 7:17:59 PM

JohnTheAtheist

Your definition of theory is applicable if you were to say something like "I have a theory that the rapture will happen any day now".

In science, the word theory has different connotations as noted by Saccarissa above.

7/13/2010 7:46:31 PM

Swede

That's the layman's version of the word theory. If you had managed to read on in the dictionary, you might have seen the scientific version of the word as well.

7/14/2010 11:41:21 AM

Allegory for Jesus

Fundies showing once again that they can't imagine a reality in which a word has more than one definition. Living a world where words can mean two or more things is a fate worse than death!

7/14/2010 5:30:48 PM
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