What is a theory? This is a cornerstone of misunderstandings when dealing with science. What is a theory and why do scientists treat a theory like it is a fact? You will see people wanting to emphasize something is just a theory to show that it is not valid or should be questioned. You will often hear the argument "It is just a theory" on topics such as evolution. But before we even consider using the word 'theory' to validate or to invalidate an argument, we need to understand its ...continue reading "What is a theory?"
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You might be new here and wondering, what is AskScience and what goals does it have? AskScience wants to help be a tool to let those who are not scientists to help gain a better understanding of science, technology, engineering and math. While the site ...continue reading "AskScience.org and its goals."