Is Evolution Both a Fact and a Theory? - with Mike Riddle
As you have now learned in the previous lessons, there are 6 definitions of terms for evolutionary theory, and one must clarify which one is being discussed. Only the final one, microevolution, is observable "fact". But what exactly is fact and what is fiction or mere "religious/dogmatic" belief?
This video takes a logical and scientific approach to answer the question. The first step is to establish the proper definitions of both a scientific fact and a scientific theory. The second step is to compare what has been observed to these definitions. Mike Riddle uses the big bang, star formation, the origin of life, information in DNA, the fossil record and dinosaurs as comparisons. The third step is to draw a conclusion.