(sn) dante says: (11:01:12 PM)
Motley says: (11:01:24 PM)
(sn) dante says: (11:02:37 PM)
Motley says: (11:03:05 PM)
(sn) dante says: (11:03:35 PM)
stfu already lol
"Just a theory..."
If there's one block of text I hate more than all the racists in the world combined, it's that little one up there. If you're talking about science and say "just a theory", you're a fool, tool, or both.
In science, a theory is higher than a fact as the method of explaining how the fact works. The theory of evolution is comprised of all the evidence we have for evolution -- the fact -- such as fossils in the fossil record, modern genetics, virology, and so on.
Theory of Evolution: Evidence for.
Fact of Evolution: Observed occurrence in nature.
Any mainstream scientific theory is, in fact, simply a method of explaining a fact related to such. The germ theory of disease is still a "theory", not a "law", and this will never change. Even though we know germ theory of disease to be correct, things within, i.e. evidence for, is always changing. Does this make it not true? Of course not. Only a fool would say such.
Black holes are observable and based on the evidence provided, we know they exist. Well, them or some equally compelling object with infinite mass and density... oh wait...
How do we know this?
Objects in space sometimes revolve around "nothing". Objects in space that revolve around this mass of "nothing" sometimes have some of their gases sucked into this mass of "nothing". In the center of our galaxy, there's a big mass of "nothing" with a ton of things orbiting it. There's also x-ray observations of this same "nothing", plus material orbiting this "nothing".
We see this in a lot of galaxies. It's not rare or unique.
Gravity is the weakest force in the universe. If you were to punch your wall, your fist would be a stronger force than the sun's gravity that keeps the Earth in orbit. Really.
Some people would have you to believe that theories are just guesses and then would go on to state that if theories were correct they would be laws, and not theories.
This is false and very ill-informed. Laws are what hold the Universe together. We'll have laws of physics (and even they are changed often just as theories are), but you will never find a law of nature, because nature will vary per planet and even per area. The universe itself has the same laws all around.
Remember kids, just because something is a theory doesn't mean it's just a guess. Theories in science are higher than facts, because alone a fact could be true or false.
(example: My name is Michael. I can tell you this, and you'll believe it. But if you wanted to marry me, you'd need something that confirms my name as Michael. The fact is my name, the theory is the confirmation.)