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darkstar3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-10 05:16 PM
Response to Reply #45
49. Poor defense.
"Does the word "theory" mean the same thing to the layman as it means to a physicist? No, it does not. But BOTH definitions are correct and both are in the dictionary."

Another abject failing of following the dictionary to defend rhetorical points. Also, an example of the abuse of a word being codified in a dictionary.

(Yes, you did hit a pet peeve. People need to stop using the term theory as they do, because it undermines so much of what science tries to do. Gravity and evolution are "just theories", after all...)
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