Richard Dawkins, a prolific writer on evolutionary theory, has stated that when it comes to the theory of evolution, scientists are really more like detectives. Why would this be so?

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    Like scientists, detectives must formulate hypotheses and theories based on the evidence they have found.
    When it comes to the diversity of life on Earth, like detectives, scientists are trying to answer the question, "How did this happen and who is responsible?"
    Most of the evidence for evolution requires that scientists use magnifying glasses and look for clues.
    Most of the evidence for evolution is historical (i.e., it has already happened and cannot be observed taking place).
asked May 19, 2013 in Biology by anonymous
    

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Like scientists, detectives must formulate hypotheses and theories based on the evidence they have found.
answered May 20, 2013 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)

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