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    Quote Originally Posted by ThinkingAboutIt View Post
    Evolution is a theory, not fact.
    It appears you are in a wrong thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zang View Post
    Knowledge claims relating to the external world will in some sense forever be theoretical, practically nothing (especially of the external world) can be known for certain, do you suggest we refrain from developing any constructive thought on any real grounds?
    No, I was just saying that if something is known to not be true, then it should not be presented as truth/fact. That way, no one gets confused about it.
    Just because you can doesn't mean you should.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThinkingAboutIt View Post
    No, I was just saying that if something is known to not be true, then it should not be presented as truth/fact. That way, no one gets confused about it.
    Evolution is widely accepted to be true. The fact that it doesn't correlate with the religious myths of your choosing doesn't make it any less so.

    EDIT: On topic: Feops summed it up well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThinkingAboutIt View Post
    No, I was just saying that if something is known to not be true, then it should not be presented as truth/fact. That way, no one gets confused about it.
    Actually, the opposite is true, as evidenced by your strange idea that what you are saying is at all relevant. If it is presented as 'just a theory', people get confused and start spouting BS about how things are not certain and anything is possible, when the fact is that no better explanation exists. If you present it without qualifying it, "as a fact" as you call it, then people don't get confused by that and scientists implicitly know what you're talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feops View Post
    Evolution doesn't prepare anyone for anything.

    Something either adapts and survives, or fails and dies off. Survival itself is the benchmark for success.
    I agree. Evolution isn't preparing us for anything. It just happens, and it either holds a species back or makes them stronger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThinkingAboutIt View Post
    Not sure what you mean by 'card'. This article was written by a professional and should be held to professional standards.
    Basically this:

    Quote Originally Posted by Blairvoyant View Post
    Actually, the opposite is true, as evidenced by your strange idea that what you are saying is at all relevant. If it is presented as 'just a theory', people get confused and start spouting BS about how things are not certain and anything is possible, when the fact is that no better explanation exists. If you present it without qualifying it, "as a fact" as you call it, then people don't get confused by that and scientists implicitly know what you're talking about.

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