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  1. I’m concerned with your recommended language for “theory.” Your definition requires that such a generalized explanation be well supported. Theories always begin as non-well supported and then eventually become facts or are refuted. Evolution is both a fact and a theory. It is a theory because it is an explanatory idea that makes sense of a wide variety of phenomena, not because it is supported by evidence; evidence establishes its facthood, not its theoryhood. Defining theory as fact leaves no room for the development of new theories and plays into the hands of the creationists. Please reconsider this definition. We already have a term for an idea that is best supported by the evidence…fact.
    thank you,
    Bryant

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