“No. A theory is an explanation that is based on facts. For example, the Newtonian theories on planetary motion were based on mathematical calculations that accurately described and predicted the orbits. That theory was based on treating gravity as a force. It worked for a couple of hundred years until Einstein's theories of relativity and the nature of space-time. That means that a scientific theory is the best explanation based on available evidence and if new evidence is found to change or provide a different explanation, then a new theory is developed. That is totally different than a religious explanation, which is not based on any evidence whatsoever and will not change even when evidence to the contrary exists.”
a coherent group of tested general propositions, commonly regarded as correct, that can be used as principles of explanation and prediction for a class of phenomena: Einstein's theory of relativity. Synonyms: principle, law, doctrine.
a proposed explanation whose status is still conjectural and subject to experimentation, in contrast to well-established propositions that are regarded as reporting matters of actual fact. Synonyms: idea, notion hypothesis, postulate. Antonyms: practice, verification, corroboration, substantiation.
Mathematics . a body of principles, theorems, or the like, belonging to one subject: number theory.
the branch of a science or art that deals with its principles or methods, as distinguished from its practice: music theory.
a particular conception or view of something to be done or of the method of doing it; a system of rules or principles: conflicting theories of how children best learn to read.”
Fran Jaime on Jul 29, 2013 at 19:18:40
“Did you notice the other definitions don't pertain to SCIENCE?”
RagdeSitum on Jul 29, 2013 at 19:14:29
“Yes, words can have multiple meanings. In science, however, the word "theory" has a very specific meaning.”
“Has evolution been proven? The last I heard, it was still the THEORY of evolution. Perhaps keep that and religion out of schools.”
Fran Jaime on Jul 29, 2013 at 19:16:43
“Yes,it has been extensively proven. It's a THEORY in the SCIENTIFIC sense, not the vernacular. In other words: A set of statements or principles devised to explain a group of facts or phenomena, especially one that has been repeatedly tested or is widely accepted and can be used to make predictions about natural phenomena.
Note the "REPEATEDLY TESTED" part.”
RagdeSitum on Jul 29, 2013 at 19:06:47
a coherent group of tested general propositions, commonly regarded as correct, that can be used as principles of explanation and prediction for a class of phenomena: ie., Einstein's theory of relativity.
In science, the word "theory" does not mean the same as "hypothesis." For an explanation to be elevated to the scientific status of "theory" it must be supported by mountains of evidence and nothing has been found to discredit it.”
Allan H Clark on Jul 29, 2013 at 19:04:42
“And it's still the theory of gravitation and the theory of electromagnetism and the theory of relativity. Look up the word 'theory' if you have a dictionary and learn what it means in science.”
“I had never heard of this before. Does he not have the rights of every other citizen in this country? I don't see how this can possibly be legal. Rather scary.”
air plane2 on Apr 20, 2013 at 06:08:42
“america throws the rule book out when it wants to ..
it only pretends to be civilised ... very thin layer over the lynch mob mentality”
AndrewGastler on Apr 20, 2013 at 06:08:23
“It's nothing new. The Quarles case decided as much. If the officer perceives a reasonable risk of harm, then the officer needn't read the suspect his rights immediately. You shouldn't worry too much about the Constitutional rights of this suspect being infringed. My understanding is that he is in serious condition, which is no condition to answer police questioning.
As such, his Miranda rights will not be infringed. Once he is awakened, or fit to answer questioning, he will be undoubtedly be read his Miranda rights again, and will have the opportunity to invoke or waive those rights.”
smurf12 on Apr 20, 2013 at 06:07:29
“No. I am glad they did this.”
youg on Apr 20, 2013 at 06:07:22
“how could you not have? It has been sited in every fair news article about Miranda rights.”
jrgilb0729 on Apr 20, 2013 at 06:06:03
“Terrorism is even scarier.”
WilliamTheV on Apr 20, 2013 at 06:02:21
“He does have the rights, but given the possibility of other explosive devices, combined with the shoot out, the public need to question him outweighs his right to have those rights read to him immediately. After they have confirmed that there is no threat to the public, immediate or otherwise, he should be mirandised, if I understand this correctly.”
CtDude on Apr 20, 2013 at 05:59:25
“Did you not read the last line of the story above?”
“Can we not put political differences aside for a moment? There will be a time to discuss guilt, and those guilty. This is not the time. We should come together at a time like this. Instead, we immediately jump to accusations. Please, please show compassion. Thoughts and prayers to all those affected.”
“The argument originally presented is at what point can a baby survive outside of the womb. My four month old obviously could not without attention. Did he magically transform at birth to a human? No. The law needs to change to reflect reality. We can't take the life of a human without consequence.”
BxGurl0813 on Mar 16, 2013 at 08:08:03
“Are you being deliberately obtuse or do you just not understand the conversation?”
jonpluc on Mar 16, 2013 at 07:53:20
“Your not thinking clearly. A baby outside of the womb can be cared for by someone, be it parents or adopted parents or a state/federal agency. In womb there is no alternative to give that baby care. Either the mother provides the care or no one does. And if the mother does not wish to give that care she is not obligated to do so.”
“So people have to accept jobs they believe to be below them? Sounds fine to me. Work multiple jobs if needed. I have.”
woodrow2012 on Mar 9, 2013 at 12:31:49
Hohenstaufen on Mar 7, 2013 at 17:36:15
“Many employers will ignore resumes from "overqualified" applicants. Got an MA in philosophy or linguistics or even a law degree? Sorry, we just can't have someone like that work as a receptionist.”
prrrrrr on Mar 7, 2013 at 17:14:27
“So a person making $20.00 an hour should do what? Work 20 hours a days at minimum wage to continue putting a roof over their head, food on the table, lights on, health insurance, gas for car, etc? What is that - the new American dream?”