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Episode from the podcastWorld of Weird Things Podcast

WoWT Podcast Episode 048: Why Everything We Know Is A Theory

Released Friday, 18th October 2019
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The science illiterate and fact averse love to call scientific bodies of knowledge "just theories, not facts" with the predictability of an atomic clock when faced with something they find irksome, but this betrays a glaring lack of rudimentary understanding behind what science calls a theory and why. In this episode, we dive into the mechanics of and definitions of the terms describing the scientific method, and try to answer why so many people don't know that scientific theories are collections of facts, not a stopover for discoveries that "get promoted to laws."