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Old 12-24-2013, 09:05 AM   #780
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Default Re: Do you accept the theory of evolution? - Part 1

Originally Posted by Lunar_Wolf View Post
Isn't evolution a fact and not a theory?

Originally Posted by Doctor Evo View Post
It's both.
It has to do with the word “evolution” being used in two senses. The evidence (especially fossil evidence) shows that evolution as a phenomenon (biodiversity and complexity over geological time) has occurred - it is a fact. Separately, evolution (short for: the theory of evolution by natural selection) is the scientific model used to explain how the phenomenon occurred.

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