Evolution, Sexism and Racism – why definitions matter

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Originally posted on AlomShaha.com:

Scientists often get annoyed, or even angry, when creationists claim “evolution is just a theory”. It’s often unclear whether creationists are deliberately using a widespread confusion about the use of the word “theory” in science to their advantage or whether they genuinely believe that the theory of evolution is simply a guess, an idea, that should be viewed as no more important or valid than any other idea about how life on Earth developed.

As a science teacher, I often emphasise to my students the precise meaning of the word “theory” as it…

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