Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Outside Madison Wisconsin
Scientific theory is still theory. The difference being that it is subject to testing and measurable outcomes. Everything we understand about science has been tested and measured and has led to us being on the moon, and curing diseases. Sure, it's imperfect, nobody has all the answers, so some things aren't nailed down yet: cancer, FTL travel, the lottery.
Some things are pretty well nailed down though: the internal combustion engine, IP communication, Botox, and American Idol.
Evolution is somewhere in-between: yeah, they have a pretty solid idea, that is backed up by a lot of scientifically proven data. It's not certain or concrete, but it's a lot more feasible than the world being created in 6 days (and a day off) some 8 thousand years ago.
I can't help but think that every time something is proven, a little bit of the magic of the world dies.