fact versus theory of evolution from RE: What is "special creation"?

From: bivalve (bivalve@mail.davidson.alumlink.com)
Date: Mon Dec 10 2001 - 18:04:36 EST

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    >Biological evolution is a change in the genetic characteristics of a population over time. That this happens is a fact. Biological evolution also refers to the common descent of living organisms from shared ancestors. The evidence for historical evolution -- genetic, fossil, anatomical, etc. -- is so overwhelming that it is also considered a fact. The theory of evolution describes the mechanisms that cause evolution.<

    This is essentially how my advisor described the difference as well. Change in organisms over time is an observed fact. Theories suggest the mechanisms accounting for this change.

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