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Posted by stravinskian, Thu Mar-31-05 05:26 PM
The problem is the frequency with which people confuse the words "theory" and "hypothesis." It's easy to dismiss a hypothesis, just as easy as it is to construct one. It's hard to dismiss a scientific theory, just as hard as it is to construct one. A theory is battle-tested, supported by a wide consensus of evidence and argument. A theory is a successful, well-supported hypothesis. The "young earth" is an unsuccessful, unsupported hypothesis.