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Gerald O'brian


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Evolution: "just a theory". Scientific caution is sometimes confusing.

The fact that our best available theories are still speculations misleads some people to believe that these ideas are not founded. Hence, some people suppose their uneducated opinion is just as bad, or as good, as the mainstream scientific hypothesis.
This trend is probably led by the way science has been taught, i e as a flawless method that offers facts about reality.
And by pre-scientific philosophy, still strong in our modern societies.

Evolution is "just a theory" the way Notre Dame is "just a pile of rocks", isn't it?



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  • May 25 2013: It remains a theory, but not "just" a theory. Its success has been great with a vast amount of evidence to its credit. Hoever, it has also been overused in fields where it does not belong and its practitioners have found ways of adapting the theory to be able to survive even when evidence stands against it. A similar thing happened with the old theory where the earth was at the centre of the universe.

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