Evolutionary biologists must be cursing the day one of them came up with the phrase “Darwin’s Theory” instead of “Darwin’s Law”. They wouldn’t be in the trouble they’re in. Of course in science a theory is as serious as it gets, whereas in everyday usage it is something akin to a hunch, an inspired guess at best..Good luck to explaining this to people who don’t want to listen though.

And while this doesn’t seem to be a problem for physicists, even though Einstein’s theories of relativity contain far more counter-intuitive elements than Darwin could ever dream of, it’s one of the “weak points” creationists love to latch onto.

Not only that, it’s hard to be taken seriously in general by the public if your area is “only” a theory. And if you think it can’t get any worse, spare a thought for those brave people who devote their lives researching game theory.


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