Thursday, February 26, 2009

Evolution Is Not A Fact

I found a great video that talks about general scientific theories. The first lady mentions that science classes mess up by telling kids that scientific "laws" are somehow higher than theories. As if a theory would somehow hope to become a law one day. That's not how scientists view theories. They explain the whole thing pretty well. Maybe I should send a copy to Bill o'Reilly.

Evolution isn't a fact. It's a collection of facts. Tested and then generalized to form a larger framework to explain other observations.

The geologist mentions that plate tectonics is a theory. And we're able to use that theory to explain earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Is there a fear that we're going to suddenly realize that it's wrong and start believing that God causes earthquakes in California because of gay marriage?

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