My views on science being a religion. Feel free to comment!
It was great until you said that "theory is a guess." I left a comment on your blog about that.
In everyday use, theory means a guess or a hunch, something that maybe needs proof. In "science, a theory is not a guess, not a hunch. It's a well-substantiated, well-supported, well-documented explanation for our observations.2 It ties together all the facts about something, providing an explanation that fits all the observations and can be used to make predictions. In science, theory is the ultimate goal, the explanation. It's as close to proven as anything in science can be."
Kir Komrik: I totally agree that a hypothesis is a bit like a guess.
But a hypothesis is not a theory. We don't say: "The Germ Hypothesis" or "Darwin's Hypothesis of Natural Descent." The word "theory" and "hypothesis" mean different things in science. In normal English they often mean the same thing. But we're talking about strict scientific terminology.
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