People who are uninformed about evolution may state that it is "just a theory." What they often mean is that it is simply a "hunch"; an unproven and little-supported notion about the nature of life on Earth. This statement is not accurate because

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    in science, theories are equated with facts. Therefore, evolution is a fact.
    in science, theories are proven to be true. Therefore, evolution is more than just a hunch; it has already been proven.
    in science, a theory is a set of principles that is supported by a large body of evidence. Therefore, evolution is more than just a "hunch."
asked May 30, 2013 in Biology by anonymous
    

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in science, a theory is a set of principles that is supported by a large body of evidence. Therefore, evolution is more than just a "hunch."
answered May 31, 2013 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)

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