Sunday, May 22, 2005

"First of all, if you're an ID (Intelligent Design) advocate, stop using the word "theory". You don't get to use that word. What you're trying to push is a hypothesis, which is always trumped by a theory. Just ask one of the kids whose science classes you're trying to screw up. When scientists have an idea about how the world works, they come up with a hypothesis that they can test. If it stands up to repeated scrutiny, it eventually gets labeled a scientific "theory". There's a few decades of research and peer review to do before you earn the right to use that word."

-Dan Perkins, educating the "Creationist" crowd on the proper use of scientific terminology.