Often times creationists have been guilty of saying things like “evolution is just a theory”. Although that is true, most do not realize that the word ‘theory’ when used in a scientific setting means the best explanation of the data at this point.
Now, in a debate with an atheist I was pointed to a posting at LiveScience because he thought I needed to be educated on what a theory is. Well, I found quite a revealing quote on the page. Check it out:
This is where a lot of evolutionists miss it. The theory of evolution is the interpretation of the facts – not the facts themselves. The fact is that things change over time. The theory is the lengths to which those changes add up. This is where the debate comes in. Creationists have their own interpretations of the facts.