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Scientific Theory Verses Fact (5 of 6)
A theory can never be proven. It never becomes a fact, but scientific theories are supported by facts. A scientific theory is a generally accepted explanation of a scientific concept. For an example I will use Electro-magnetic Theory. There are many facts we know about this concept, but we will never reach a final conclusion. It began as a hypothesis - or an educated guess. Experimentation led to failures, successes and breakthroughs. As the concepts developed, a wider understanding was born and the theory is now a field of study.
Even though the theory cannot be proven, it can be expanded and built upon. For example, the first breakthrough was electro-magnetic current. Then the electron magnet, followed by magnetic propulsion; a motor; electric engines; circuits; circuit boards, conductors, super-conductors and so on. At each level technology is built on top of previous knowledge. The process is never a fact, but many facts are discovered and support the theory. Errors in the theory often are not discovered until several generations of breakthroughs later. Calculating a magnetic field for a motor does not require the same level of precision as an MRI used in hospitals. During development of new technology, an error may be discovered that requires the researcher to go back several generations of technology, find the error and then go back to research. The farther technology advances, the more precision is required. So a theory is never complete. It is built and expanded as it reaches new heights.
In this sense, evolution does not qualify as a theory. A theory allows you to go back and make modifications when an error is discovered. This is not possible with evolution. The premise can't change or it ceases to be evolution. Evolutionary study can NEVER draw any other conclusion other than evolving life and remaining within the box. That is why evolutionists must call it a fact. If it is not a fac ...
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