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Fact vs. Theory vs. Hypothesis vs. Law… EXPLAINED!

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Published on Sep 21, 2015

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Some people try to attack things like evolution by natural selection and man-made climate change by saying “Oh, that’s just a THEORY!”

Yes, they are both theories. Stop saying it like it’s a bad thing! It’s time we learn the difference between a fact, a theory, a hypothesis, and a scientific law.

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