: Scott Lurndal wrote:
:> (While climate change is a certainty, _anthropogenic_ climate change
:> is still a theory, with little science supporting it).
: In science, "theory" is virtually fact, as in The Theory of Universal
: Gravitation or the Theory of Electricity or the Theory of Evolution. With
: about 1% more certainty, a scientific "theory" can get promoted to "Law" as
: in the Law of Conservation of Energy or Law of Thermodynamics.
: In vulgar usage, "theory" means conjecture, guess, hypothesis, possibility.
More like "unsubstantiated wild-assed guess". At least as the right
wingers use the term.
: That's why when a religious person says: "Evolution is a theory!" and the
: scientist replies, "Uh, yeah, that's right," they are using the same word to
: mean two different things.
That's correct, unfortunately.
-- Andy Barss