Is science right about evolution?
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Hypothesis=fits the known facts, but has yet to be convincingly demonstrated as the explanation for those facts. For example, theists like to make arguments like the kalem cosmological argument and the fine tuning argument which get you to the point where you can see that a god can fit the data, but since they never demonstrate that a god actually did anything(or that he even exists to do anything), they are left with hypotheses.
Theory=fits the known facts and has been convincingly demonstrated as the explanation for those facts.
Law=Non explanatory description of some facts.
Being a theory does not mean that a thing is untrue or has not been proven. Theory is the highest level that an explanation can rise to given the categories in science. Even if there was a law of evolution saying that evolution happens, there would still be a theory dealing with the explanation of how it happens.
Con't opening position is nonsensical. Even if we were 100% undeniably certain that the current model of evolution was perfectly accurate, it would still be called a theory.
Evolution by natural selection is a theory. Evolution occurring at all is a fact. Your original question was whether scientists are right about evolution or if it is a theory. If a theory is 100% correct, it is still a theory. A true or "right" theory is one that correctly explains how a process works. It is nonsensical to ask whether X is right or X is a theory.
I am fairly certain that you did not understand the word theory when you made the opening argument, and I am not sure if you currently understand it.
Melodymainidea forfeited this round.
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Vote Placed by dsjpk5 1 year ago
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