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Is a scientific "theory" fact or opinion?


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7 points

Is a scientific "theory" fact or opinion?

Neither. It's an assumption that is more probably true than false based on the evidence.

Side: Fact
1 point

A theory is neither fact nor opinion.

A theory is a model that accounts for all known (proven) facts.

Side: Fact
-3 points
John_C_1812(276) Clarified
1 point

So what you are both saying is Theory is an educated opinion?

Side: Fact
mosc(72) Clarified
1 point

Yes. A theory its only as good as it answers questions. As soon as a theory fails to answer questions, the theory must be replaced.

Side: Fact
2 points

Whatever you call it, it should be looked at SERIOUSLY and NOT ignored. They don't usually make claims without serious thought. There ARE a few crackpots out there, but, it is usually known who they are. If it comes from a "known quantity", a reputable scientist, not taking a look at his/her FACTS … with an open mind … can lead to A FALSE OPINION.

Side: Opinion
outlaw60(12988) Disputed
1 point

Is a scientific "theory" fact or opinion?

Well now Old Al we talking science are we not ?

Good answer !

Now let's move forward - Were you born a man and your old lady born a woman?

You have a grandson so by science you are either born a man or a woman that is indisputable fact AL !

Side: Fact
AlofRI(1983) Clarified
1 point

First of all, I don't have an "old lady", I have a wife that doesn't deserve that term. Secondly, I don't know where you got the idea that I dispute the fact that I was born a man.

There are others that "by science" were born with a body that said one thing, and a mind AND "internal gender" that does not fit their body. That is an "indisputable fact" that science confirms, and some Christians AND Muslims do not. Are we talking science, or are we not?

Side: Fact
mosc(72) Disputed
1 point

Bunk, a 'scientific theory' = an educated guess. Empirical evidence limits reality to physical evidence. What makes science any different than ancient peoples who worshiped physical gods. Xtianity its a modern day equivalent of idolatry, this pig religion requires a physical Jesus like the ancient Greeks worship physical God myths. This shitty faith its in exile waiting for the 2nd coming of Jesus son of Zeus.

Side: Fact
mosc(72) Disputed
1 point

Tell it to Al Gore and his hysterics about 'climate change'. The "scientists" know who butters their toast! Remember all the evidence and proof Bush war criminals presented to Congress which proved that Iraq possessed Weapons of Mass Destruction?

Reactionary dumb asses never learn!

Side: Fact
jamesbody Disputed
-3 points
AlofRI(1983) Clarified
2 points

I worked with metals most of my life. Hot fires weaken steel, steel is what holds up buildings. A hot fire on one floor, that is supporting MANY floors above it will MORE than likely weaken that support. Numerous qualified scientists find that FACT to be entirely "possible", and I agree with THEM!

It wasn't just an "office fire", it was a burning, very large AIRPLANE fire that, on impact, ALREADY weakened the structure IN THAT AREA! "Numerous other qualified scientists" must have missed that???? IMO, YOU are simply another "conspiracy theorist" that will do ANYTHING to destroy democracy. VOTE THESE IDIOTS OUT!

Side: Fact
1 point

Unless it is supported by repeatable scientific experiments, it only qualifies as an hypothesis. That leaves out evolution as a 'theory'

Side: Opinion
2 points

Agreed. Hitchen's razor?..................................................................................................

Side: Opinion