RE: Where's the Evolution?

Pim van Meurs (
Thu, 22 Apr 1999 09:22:04 -0700

> []On Behalf Of Susan Brassfield

> 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 acceptable general principle or body
> of principles offered to explain phenomena.

Cummins: You'll note the solid implication that a theory is not a fact. A theory
concerns facts, but it is by definition not a fact itself. Indeed, your
dictionary almost defines "theory" as an OPINION, even if plausible or
generally accepted...


Cummins: BTW, why are Evolutionists always so quick to squabble over meanings of
words rather than address the real issues? All the fuss about definitions
isn't clarifying anything, rather, it looks more like a dodge.

So why are YOU squabbling about some common definitions then ?