Quote# 7250

Oh good, so you do understand what a theory is. Now, stop letting people tell you that something is a fact and a theory at the same time. Evolution is not a fact. It is a hypothesis.

Dust, Internet Infidels 19 Comments [5/1/2004 12:00:00 AM]
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The Bible is not a fact, it's a firelighter

3/18/2007 7:51:07 PM


It's a theory because it has evidence. Creation is a myth, because it has none.

3/18/2007 9:04:40 PM


Yes. Evolution is a theory. It is not yet proved. However, it is the theory best supported by the available evidence.

3/18/2007 9:11:12 PM

Zen Druid

A theory stands upon the best available evidence, and is subject to amendment.

A myth such as yours originated in the imagination of a savage, and is propagated by the gullible.

3/18/2007 9:11:12 PM

Wise Son

The fact that they say evolution is a hypothesis shows that they don't actually understand what a theory, fact or hypothesis are. Nice one.

3/19/2007 2:19:49 PM

Zen Druid

Plus, they are prone to confuse fairy tale with reality.

3/19/2007 4:23:27 PM

David B.

Evolution the phenomenon is \"change in the frequency of genes in a population over time\". It has been observed and is a fact.

The theory of evolution is that these changes in gene frequency are due to natural phenomena such as mutation, natural and artificial selection, genetic drift, etc.

If someone says \"evolution is a theory\", then (as \"evolution\" is a commonly used shorthand for \"the theory of evolution\", even among biologists) that is (sorta) correct, and is no bad thing.

If someone says \"evolution is a fact\", then that is also correct.

But \"evolution isn't a fact\", or \"evolution is only a hypothesis\" or \"evolution is only a theory, not a fact\" are just wrong.

3/19/2007 6:56:46 PM


yes, evolution is a theory. well done on figuring that out! but it's a theory supported on mountains upon mountains of evidence, from many, many different scientific disciplines.

you lose! insert a quarter to play again.

3/19/2007 8:22:41 PM


Maybe Dusty should find out what a theory is before he calls anyone else out.

3/19/2007 8:35:32 PM


But evolution *is* a fact and a theory!

You obviously hav no fucking clue what you are talking about.

3/19/2007 10:06:56 PM

Giga Guess

Oh, fun. You don't know the difference between theory and hypothesis.

Hypothesis = A preliminary assumption to the outcome of an experiment. An expected outcome.

Theory = A fuzzier term, but basically anything that holds weight and proof, but still has enough exceptions, or questions on it to be confirmed as fact. Hell, in many cases, it's pretty much fact, but no scientist worth his salt is arrogant enough to just seal it off, and wash his hands.

10/11/2007 12:57:36 PM


At least he's using the term Theory and Hypothesis correctly. The only thing he hasn't got right is that evolution is, in fact, a theory.

1/25/2010 11:03:09 AM


Gravity is just a theory!

*watches dust shoot towards the sky*

1/4/2011 11:30:41 AM


Oh good, so you do understand what a theory is. Now, Intelligent design is not a fact. It is a hypothesis.

Teh stoopid, I fixed it.

1/4/2011 11:43:48 AM

Quantum Mechanic

There was a time, not long ago, when people this incredibly stupid didn't live to puberty.

10/18/2011 5:30:18 PM

Quantum Mechanic

A dictionary.
Get one.

8/15/2012 6:53:13 AM

Layman's fact = scientist's theory

Evolution is one of the strongest theories, with the most evidence in its favor, stupid.

8/15/2012 8:13:43 AM


No, it's...

Actually, I can't be bothered. Fuck off and DIAF.

8/16/2012 10:38:14 PM

Quantum Mechanic

Quantum mechanics is a theory.
Stop using transistors.

1/21/2013 5:02:46 AM

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