14 Well, evolution is JUST a theory after all!



Many of you have probably learned about the image above in school or have heard someone refer to it whenever they try to refute evolution. I'ts the idea that a hypothesis, turns into a theory and then when it gets enough scientific support, it becomes a law. It's all a load of bullshit.

A scientific theory, is a model of reality and the way it works, on the other hand, a scientific law, is descriptive in nature, like gravitation, if two bodies move away from each other the force of gravity between them decreases, a law doesn't tell us why this happens, it just does. Another fine example is how computers work, we know our CPU does all the work, our video card gives us an image on the screen by sending energy through wires and cables, again, we don't know exactly how it happens, it just does. Like when light goes through a prism and it separates into its component colors, it doesn't say why, the law of nature just says it does happen and thats where the theory of light comes along to try and explain whats going on.

Theory and law are two completely different things, one does not become the other. Some people like to say "its only a theory!" suggesting that we can't trust something unless its a law. Theories in reality, are backed up by tons and tons of evidence to support their case, they explain to us how laws work, what really goes on with the light particles, and what gravity does to objects. In fact, its only a theory that right now millions of electrons are going from my keyboard, to the motherboard, and up to the monitor, but, working with that theory will get me quite remarkable results and that indicates that the model, the theory, is very close to how reality works.

So, next time someone tells you that evolution is just a theory be sure to point out to them that the fact that they are not floating around on earth, is also just a theory, and that the fact that they own a working cellphone or computer is also just a theory. A theory is not a hypothesis. Theories are proven facts.

14 Response to "Well, evolution is JUST a theory after all!"

David Davidson said...

I'm referring religious idiots to your blog then next time I run into them. You have worded these arguements a lot better than I could have.

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Naj said...

actually, theories aren't facts but as more experimentation is done on a subject and the result agrees with the theories then it can be considered facts. and even facts can be wrong if a more credible theory arises and challenge the fact. so in a sense, a fact is still a theory with an experimental result.

does that make sense? lol

Nigma said...

I know i kinda wanted to finish it up by making a statement to point out that theories are not lies or that they aren't trustworthy. I was thinking about changing it but oh well.

Mike said...

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vgmtblog said...

great read man. I love it. Im a very open minded person. Keep it up. And thanks for commenting on my post.

Alex Raintree said...

Facts can be used to prove anything. ;]
I find it funny when Christians try to mesh the what science says with the creation story in Genesis. They'll claim "well it's the same basic story, only it took seven days instead of billions of years." *facepalm* On the surface that would seem the case, but upon further inspection one will find that the order is completely wrong. For example, God creates the heavens and the Earth first and then later creates LIGHT. This means that when God created the "heavens" he created all the suns and stars as dark objects, and then later flipped them on to create light. **sigh**

Katie Greene said...

i went to the wiki to try to get a better definition of "theory" and i hurt my brain

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http://palebluedot4.blogspot.com/ said...

good points bro

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riCh said...

I think that the whole deal with the "it's just a theory" argument is that a theory can be considered useless eventually. For example: Ptolemy's planetary model was an accepted theory until Copernicus.

Now that doesn't mean that the evolution theory is false, it means that religious people (most of them at least) like to believe in what may be considerr irrefutable trues (such as laws)

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