RE: Where's the Evolution?

Pim van Meurs (
Thu, 8 Apr 1999 22:12:04 -0700

>> []On Behalf Of Susan Brassfield
>> for a scientist they word "theory" does not mean "wild-assed guess" as it
>> does in common parlance. You might look it up in the dictionary and read
>> the scientific meaning of the word.
>> Susan
>Sorry, your demonstration of a simian mentality only proves something about
>your family line, not mine.

According to Webster's 7th New Collegiate (happens to be the dictionary on
my desk):

Theory: 1. the analysis of a set of facts in their relation to one another;
2. the general or abstract principles of a body of fact, a science, or an
art; 3. a plausible or scientifically accpetable general principle or body
of principles offered to explain phenomena.

Definition 4b is "supposition, conjecture"

Another one bites the dust. Well done Susan.