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GOP Wants to Change the Definition of the Term Scientific Theory

In their never ending quest to drag America back to the 11th Century, the GOP now wants to change what the words "hypothesis" and "theory" mean. [quote]HB 291, the "Missouri Standard Science Act," redefines a few things you thought you already knew about science. For example, a "hypothesis" is redefined as something that reflects a "minority of scientific opinion and is "philosophically unpopular." A scientific theory is "an inferred explanation...whose components are data, logic and faith-based philosophy." And "destiny" is not something that $5 fortune tellers believe in; Instead, it's "the events and processes that define the future of the universe, galaxies, stars, our solar system, earth, plant life, animal life, and the human race."

http%3A//www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/02/intelligent-design-missouri-evolution


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