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Scientific truths/findings/facts?

  1. Jul 8, 2011 #1
    Quick question.

    How do you call an established scientific theory? A fact? A truth? Or there need not be any further description than "established scientific theory"?
     
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  3. Jul 8, 2011 #2
    Theory is fine by me. A "fact" is a little bit different than a theory. A theory explains the "facts." It's worth reading the old Stephen Jay Gould piece "Evolution as Theory and Fact" to get a handle on it.

    http://www.stephenjaygould.org/library/gould_fact-and-theory.html

     
  4. Jul 8, 2011 #3

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