Yeah, people don't seem to truly understand what a theory is. Hell, gravity is a theory!
And for anyone who says that gravity is a law and not a theory, you're wrong. It's called the Universal Theory of Gravitation. There are, however laws within that theory that are used to explain it.
Except for the fact that there is much more undeniable evidence for gravity than evolution. To me, there's way to much speculation in the theory of evolution instead of cold hard facts for it to be taught as fact in school.
And a lot of that speculation doesn't even seem very plausible, but that part's just my personal opinion.
It's a law and a theory. Newton has a Universal Law of Gravity, which is kind of just that things are attracted to each other. The theory is why it happens. The law is the observations on how it happens. The theory explains why the law happens.
Except, unlike other theories like gravity and electromagnatism, the laws of evolution merely prove that genomes experience change (among other things) but not that enough of said changes would produce an entirely different genome.
In fact, even under a controlled laboratory setting, scientists have yet to even come close to replicating what they say evolution has supposedly done over millions of years.
On the other hand, even if we cannot fully understand how gravity influences the flow of the universe, we can still make enough mathematical (and other) replications, as seen by our ability to pinpoint a landing on the moon.
[shrugs] That's my two cents.
At the same time, things don't evolve very quickly, and so people haven't been studying evolution long enough to actually see it happen in a controlled setting.
So's electromagnetism. But that one's bullshit. I mean, it's not like there are magnets staying on anyone's fridges or anything.
except sometimes it is. http://www.cracked.com/article_...hile-high.html
Kind of like the way creation-deniers talk - as if we believe in creation only after being tied to an electric chair and being forced to read the Bible. Oh yes, I believe you have a word for this - brain washing!
The thing is people who wildly scream that it's just a theory clearly never went to science class. We learned on the 2nd day of 9th grade that a theory is a statement that applies correctly to a wide set of circumstances. It means that so far it isn't wrong.
Stroke the furry wall...
Until we build a time macne.
Steven Hawking would like to disagree. We can go forward (as soon as we can build a ship that goes fast enough), but going backwards is theoretically impossible.
Yes, I do know that we may not be far away from time travel. All I was pointing out is that if we ever are fully able to time travel, we could either disprove or prove evolution.
(BlacklightsAndQueens):Oops, you're right. I seemed to have forgotten about that.
AM or PM, because that makes a HUGE difference!
"4:30 in the morning"
After Math or Pandora Music... duh!
Honestly, neither Creation or Evolution should be taught in school. Teaching Creation would offend those who aren't Christian, but evolution doesn't have enough hard evidence to be taught as fact. Take for instance the absence of transitional life forms. Darwin said that for his theory to be true, there would have to be evidence of millions of transitional life forms (a.k.a. "missing links"). Archaeologists have found none. The fossil record does not support the theory of evolution. All other theories taught in high schools and universities are so obviously correct that there is no need to prove them. The same cannot be said for the theory of evolution.
It should be taught as a theory, not as proven fact. But it's definitely something that should be taught. Especially in university because that's what university is for, going into more depth about a particular subject. Shouldn't that include theories?
You have to be a scientist to come up with theories???
It is, you dumb shit.
I bet you're a republican or something