On the Defense of a Theory

August 31, 2008

While I was reading my biology textbook, I read something really interesting. No, it is not about any science thingy. In one part, the book was actually defending from the argument that evolution is “just a theory.” Not that it was surprising at all. No. It was interesting. It was interesting because the book actually had to defend a scientific theory from such a fallacious argument. No textbooks defends the theory of gravity, mechanic, germs, quantum mechanic, relativity, electromagnetism, and other gazillions of theories from the idiocy “it is just a theory.” Not that there aren’t people denying those things, because there are. For all those other theories, though, giving evidence for them and doing the experiments are convincing enough, but not for this one, isn’t it? That kind of say something about the state of things in the U.S., don’t you think? Especially with the creationists trying to undermine science in the classrooms, and all. Think about it.

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