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A theory isn't necessarily wrong, it has clear evidence/proof. What you don't understand is that theories do not become laws, a theory will remain a theory. Laws are observations (Objects fall towards earth), while theories explain them. Observation/Law: Animals change through time. Hypothesis/Theory: Natural selection causes evolution. amirite?

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Thank you. Exactly what I wanted to say.

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Tried to say this in response to the post of the day, my comment would have been buried along the other 300+.

Now why isn't THIS the post of the day?

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Finally, someone with some sense!

And it's interesting that more people agree with this post, but more people also agreed on the post of the day. Go figure...

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i <3 u for sayin that

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You don't understand the difference at all. A theory is something that someone thinks that has a little bit of evidence. Most theories are completely wrong. A law is a universal truth that can be proved true everywhere.

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@You don't understand the difference at all. A theory is something that someone thinks that has a little bit of...

You certainly do not understand.

A scientific law is a statement of fact meant to describe, in concise terms, an action or set of actions. It is generally accepted to be true and universal, and can sometimes be expressed in terms of a single mathematical equation. Scientific laws are similar to mathematical postulates.

They don’t really need any complex external proofs; they are accepted at face value based upon the fact that they have always been observed to be true.

"A theory is something that someone thinks that has a little bit of evidence."

A theory is an explanation of a set of related observations or events based upon proven hypotheses and verified multiple times by detached groups of researchers.

As I said before, it explains a law/observation.

@You don't understand the difference at all. A theory is something that someone thinks that has a little bit of...

Some laws, such as the law of gravity, can also be theories when taken more generally

The law of gravity is expressed as a single mathematical expression and is presumed to be true all over the universe and all through time. Without such an assumption, we can do no science based on gravity's effects.

But from the law, we derived the theory of gravity which describes how gravity works, what causes it, and how it behaves.

Newton first described the law of gravity, and he used it to derive his theory/hypothesis on gravity. When Einstein developed his theory of relativity it completely upset Newton's theory of gravity. However, the law of gravity stayed the same.

[You actually don't make much sense with "A theory is something that someone thinks that has a little bit of evidence."]

@Monarchry Some laws, such as the law of gravity, can also be theories when taken more generally The law of gravity is...

Actually, according to empiricists, there is no natural law. Since we have only experienced the phenomenon (ie. an apple falling from a tree), and not the actual reason (ie. gravity), we cannot say that there is a law of gravitation. Empiricists reason that there is no reason why an apple shouldn't not fall from a tree, only that we have experienced an apple falling so many times that we habitually assume that the apple will fall consistently. :D

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@hey. guys. guess what. no one cares!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm sorry the public education system has failed you.

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