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If Evolution is considered a scientific law, why is it still called the "Theory" of Evolution instead of the Law of Evolution?

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It's not a law. It's a theory. A theory means it has been verified through repeated experimentation, backed up with evidence. Laws, while they are considered fact, do not provide the "why" factor. Laws describe things, but they do not offer explanations. Theories, which are also synonymous with fact, provide the explanations that laws fail to do. People who think that "theory" means "unproven" are wrong. http://www.livescience.com/21491-what-is-a-scientific-theory-definition-of-theory.html

In many cases, theories supersede laws. So it's a good thing evolution has the rank of theory.

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Nice to see you again Amin, and good to know you got this one ;)
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Thanks Quester! :]
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The way I learned it, first, a scientist made observations, then the scientist formed a hypothesis, and through data and testing, made the hypothesis a theory, and if the theory has not had ever been disproven and has sufficient evidence for its existence, it was made a law. Well, thanks for the answer.
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Theories and laws serve different purposes, as I mentioned above ^
A hypotheses can become a law if it is substantiated, but fails to explain "why" the phenomenon occurs. Laws only explain "how."
If a hypothesis, after being substantiated and verified, is able to provide "why," it becomes a theory.

Sometimes laws become theories. Newton's law of gravity was surpassed by Einstein's theory of general relativity. Everything we know about gravity comes from general relativity. Newton's law, again, failed to explain "why" gravity acts the way it does, and he even acknowledged this when he published his law is 1687. A theory, however, will never become a law. That means it would get demoted.
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Well I shouldn't say "never." A theory may get demoted if an experiment proves the theory to be false... in which case the theory gets demoted back to either the hypothesis or law that it once was (not all theories used to be laws, but every theory was once a hypothesis).
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because its a theory. its a statement that is widely accepted but can not be proven.

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It is completely proven.
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whops aha sorry was thinking of something else
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Amin is god a theory by your same logic cuz I have not seen him or it proven? If you knew anything about evolution (Darvin 1858) you would know about genetics and the fossil record and modern doccumented evolution in domestic animals plants and pathogenic bacteria and viruses.
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uhhh I think you commented on the wrong answer hahaha
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no because its been proven that humans for example have had to evolve to survive

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Adapt. They had to adapt. Not evolve
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Because it's not completely proven yet, which is accurate since it's untrue. I will say however, that adaptation is a complete possibility. But everything just coming from a single cell is preposterous

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we all came from single cells though... Every baby does...
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Based on what data do you make this claim?
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It is completely proven.
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oh just the few hundreds of years that we've investigated tested and proven that we've all started out from a single cell... no big deal...
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The scientific definition of theory is not the same as the layman's definition of theory (aka "just a guess.")

Gravity is also a theory, yet we accept it true. The Law of Gravity is the mathematical explanation of how it works. The Gravitational Theory is why is works the way it does. Likewise, the Theory of Evolution is our understanding of why things happen the way they have. The label "theory" does not make it any less substantial. It doesn't mean it's untrue, or unproven, or not supported by scientific evidence.

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Because it is a theory and not a law, but it's accepted as being factual. A theory is something that's developed when there's enough evidence to support the hypothesis. But it's still not fully proven. I understand that some pieces and parts of evolution is true, like adaptation, but to say that we can from apes that came from microorganisms that floated in water is pretty much ridiculous and unproven. There's no evidence to support that, although unusual skulls have been discovered. We have no way of knowing if those were monkey evolving into humans. They could have just been different species of monkeys that are now extinct due to the dramatic and rapid climate change of their time. We can only guess, but now they're being accepted as fact when we can't know. It's like teaching a guess in school as the most logical guess. There are other variables pity there that haven't been eliminated, so simply saying that monkeys turned into us over millions of years should be taught as a guess along with saying they could've just been ancient apes.

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Yep, apes evolving straight from microorganisms would be pretty ridiculous. Thank goodness evolution doesn't make such a ridiculous claim.

The theory of evolution neither states that humans evolved from monkeys. The only thing you seem to accept is "adaptation"... I'm assuming the reason why is because we can observe adaptation. Humans cannot observe evolution (on the macro scale) because we only live for a few decades. We cannot conceive the sheer length of time a million years constitutes as, much less a billion years. Using our short life-span as a basis for denouncing evolution is preposterous... even if you aren't aware you're doing so.
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Laws and Theories are not how laymen see them. Amin is correct in its answer.

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In science, a "theory" is a true explanation, not a guess.

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To please bible bashers...

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