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    Hi everyone, my name is Liam Farami. I was recently interested in biology topics. When I searched about that, I found your forum, so I decided to register, so I hope we have a great time with each other here.
    Sorry if I have any mistakes in my grammar, English is my second language.


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    Quote Originally Posted by liamii View Post
    Hi everyone, my name is Liam Farami. I was recently interested in biology topics. When I searched about that, I found your forum, so I decided to register, so I hope we have a great time with each other here.
    Sorry if I have any mistakes in my grammar, English is my second language.
    Greetings Liam,

    What is/are your favorite area(s) of biology?

    Hope you have a good time on whatever forum you post on.

    D.H.


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    Hello Double Helix, I'm interested in the theory of evolution, Thanks for the welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by liamii View Post
    Hello Double Helix, I'm interested in the theory of evolution, Thanks for the welcome.
    Would you agree that evolution should no longer be considered a theory?

    If so, how would we go about establishing it as a law?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Helix View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by liamii View Post
    Hello Double Helix, I'm interested in the theory of evolution, Thanks for the welcome.
    Would you agree that evolution should no longer be considered a theory?

    If so, how would we go about establishing it as a law?
    You know, after watching the Cosmos documentary and searching around the internet, I'm sure It's not a theory, Thanks for correcting me.
    Fine by me if we establish it as a law.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Helix View Post
    Would you agree that evolution should no longer be considered a theory?
    Evolution is a fact. It happens.
    The "theory of evolution" is about the details of precisely how it happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
    Evolution is a fact. It happens.
    The "theory of evolution" is about the details of precisely how it happens.
    Never heard this one before. Searching this, came up with wiki's interpretation*:

    "Theories and laws are also distinct from hypotheses. Unlike hypotheses, theories and laws may be simply referred to as scientific fact. However, in science, theories are different from facts even when they are well supported. For example, evolution is both a theory and a fact."

    This seems contradictory - "in science, theories are different from facts even when they are well supported".

    It would seem then that evolution is fact, but the means by which it occurs can be theoretical, which in many cases is true. But there are examples where it is all fact. One is the acquisition of antibiotic resistance in pathogens - a clear example of evolution. This can be demonstrated in a lab in short order, and all the details provided down to the changes in DNA which gave rise to the resistance, all of which are facts.

    Still, it seems that the definition could be changed to refer to it as a law, since it is an established fact. Referring to evolution as theory allows wiggle room for the naysayers claiming it is not fact. Referring to it as both fact and theory is a hard sell to those who are not certain, and to the all prevalent naysayers!

    Thanks for the clarification.

    * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_theory
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