A formal scientific definition of theory is quite different from the everyday meaning of the word. It refers to a comprehensive explanation of some aspect of nature that is supported by a vast body of evidence. Heliocentric theory, cell theory, the theory of plate tectonics, the theory of evolution.
A neuroscientist on how we came to be aware of ourselves. Maybe partly because of language and culture, humans have a hair-trigger tendency to attribute consciousness to everything around us. We attribute consciousness to characters in a story, puppets and dolls, storms, rivers, empty spaces, ghosts and gods.
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Starting the new year with a new project - evolution
Evolution is fact... Creationism is denial of the facts! I'm guessing people such as yourselves never go to the Smithsonian or any such place. You may have to learn something other than what your bible tells you. Kind of like you insane bible thumpers went after me in that fucking apartment!
The theory of evolution, like the theory of gravity, is a scientific fact. Evolution really happened. Accepting our kinship with all life on Earth is not only solid science... in my view, it's also a soaring spiritual experience. | Neil deGrasse Tyson | Cosmos
Overwhelming scientific evidence...more than for the Theory of Gravity! Did you go to a doc today and got a modern treatment (like the FLU SHOT)? Thank evolution based medical research and genetic science.