If evolution is just a 'theory' ...?
Then surely atomic theory, germ theory, cell theory, and the theory of gravity are just as bunk, right?
I mean, now that I don't believe in cells, germs, atoms, or gravity, I feel like I really shook off the oppression that those evil scientists had placed upon me.
- kenny pLv 71 decade agoFavourite answer
you sound blond
- DinDjinnLv 71 decade ago
Very good. The comforting fact is that these theories have not been disproven. They are consistent with the facts we can observe and measure. If they ever fail in that regard, they will be discarded, disregarded, and replaced.
"Just a theory" is a really ignorant phrase. A theory is already more than a guess, supposition, hypothesis, or concept. Theories have SUPPORT, in order to be theories. They are not naked assertions of grandiose ideas. And they have stood the tests, so far, of logic and of verification. They can predict consequences well enough to land humans on the moon. And they are the best the human mind has come up with.
All religions fail the above tests. Their dogmas fail to be logical, or supported by facts outside of their supposedly inspired sacred books,
and they are OLD, coming back from times when the best languages had 10-20 thousand word vocabularies. Modern English, by contrast, as over 800,000 words in the Oxford Unabridged Dictionary. And they cannot predict a single thing.
- Robert BLv 51 decade ago
I imagine if you continue to think like this then you will say that everything is just a dream and there is no reality. For me evolution is well proven. Science is not evil. Think of all the good that comes from science. I imagine that you benefit from science every day of your life. Do you use electricity? I presume you use a computer. Are these just theories to you? Sometimes science is misused but that applies to many things in life. We have a choice about whether to do good or evil. Personally I am rather pleased that gravity exists. I don't fancy shooting out into space just at the moment.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Some of the most devout men and women I have ever known were also scientists or engineers. To them, there was no conflict between their faith and their reason—in fact, some told me they went hand in hand.
Why was this? The reason, they explained, was because they had discovered that their minds were limited, and no matter how intelligent they were, they would never be able to understand everything. Instead of being proud and arrogant (as some intelligent people unfortunately are), they humbly realized their own limitations.
But they also had discovered that faith in God is logical. They came to see, for example, that it's much more logical to believe God created this complex universe than to believe it all happened by chance. As the Bible says, "For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made" (Romans 1:20).
Most of all, they made the greatest discovery of all: God not only created us, but He came down to earth in the person of His Son, Jesus Christ. He did this to show us His love, and as we give ourselves to Him, He enters our lives and begins to change us from within. Why not invite Him into your life today? Then ask Him to help you "Love the Lord your God ... with all your mind" (Luke 10:27).
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- PatLv 41 decade ago
The atomic theory, germ theory, cell theory, and the theory of gravity and are FACT.
Evolution however, is not, therefore it is just a theory.
- King's Kid <><Lv 51 decade ago
The thing taht bothered Darwin the most is that he had no proof that evolution is a fact. No one can prove evolution. Many people have tried and many more act as though it's a fact but there is no proof.
On the other hand there is much proof that atoms are real. We can prove electron and protons are real and the flow of electrons is evident in electricity thus we have proof of the atom. They have proof in the splitting of the atom.
Germs are not a theory. Just use a good electron microscope. Cells are easily seen with that same microscope. And gravity, jump off a cliff and see what happens. All have been proven except....evolution.
- Iason OuabacheLv 71 decade ago
I wouldn't use the word "just" but yes, evolution is a theory. And that's not a bad thing! Theory means a well worked out scientific model that has been thoroughly tested.
- FrizbyLv 71 decade ago
Listen gravity is the name given to the force that makes physical elements fall, we all know that things fall so we all know that gravity is real..
Evolution on the other hand has no factual proof of its existence apart from what scientists claims to be proof, but that same said proof can also be proof for Creation..
- neil sLv 71 decade ago
Let's ignore for a moment that the major issue here is a conflation of the vernacular and scientific uses of the word "theory". Creationists don't seem to realize the prestige a biologist would receive for actually refuting evolution. Competition for tenure, publication, etc., makes it highly unlikely that scientists would collude to prop up a failed theory.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Mysteries In Science
The Young Age of the Earth
The Origin of Man by Dr. Duane Gish
Skull Fossils - As Empty as the Evolutionary Theory
Neanderthals - Smarter Than We Thought
Creation In The 21st Century - Our Young Moon 1 of 3
The "Dark Cloud" of the Big Bang
Why do creationists feel sorry for delusionists?
Today's World Population Debunks Evolution- Dr. Carl Baugh
Creation In The 21st Century -- Noah's Ark and Jesus 1 of 3 (Parallel)
- 1 decade ago
The theory of gravity? I think you mean the LAW of gravity (something actually measured and observed unlike evolution). You've got a stack of bones. You nor does any scientist know what that stack of bones (fossils) were previously to thier deaths or supposeldly "evolved into" after their deaths.
This is God's Law: the soul that sins shall die. Please repent of your sins and put your trust in Jesus to save you from God's wrath.