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The theory of evolution What scientists believe it is and isn`t

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About conflicts:

Conflicts continually arise between individuals, faith groups, the courts, and the government over religious freedom. Some common
examples are:

  • Some religious groups teach that parents should not immunize children against
    childhood diseases. Others urge their members to use spiritual healing methods instead of medical science for themselves and their children. This conflicts with the state’s interest in preserving public health by limiting the spread of diseases and preventing of child and infant deaths.
  • The Amish and some other religious groups are opposed to decorations and ornaments. This can conflict with
    the state’s safety requirements that slow-moving vehicles display lights and signs.
  • A lumber
    interest might want to create a road through an area that Natives consider sacred. During
    the 1980’s, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) considered a number of such cases. A trend appeared in
    which the court appeared to give less importance to
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Scientific Hypothesis, Theory, Law Definitions

Words have precise meanings in science. For example, “theory,” “law,” and “hypothesis” don’t all mean the same thing. Outside of science, you might say something is “just a theory,” meaning it’s a supposition that may or may not be true. In science, however, a theory is an explanation that generally is accepted to be true. Here’s a closer look at these important, commonly misused terms.


A hypothesis is an educated guess, based on observation. It’s a prediction of cause and effect. Usually, a hypothesis can be supported or refuted through experimentation or more observation. A hypothesis can be disproven but not proven to be true.

Example: If you see no difference in the cleaning ability of various laundry detergents, you might hypothesize that cleaning effectiveness is not affected by which detergent you use. This hypothesis can be disproven if you observe a stain is removed by one detergent and

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