It’s Just a Theory

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No, sometimes it’s not just a theory. Okay, sure, scientific principles like natural selection and general relativity are theories, but there comes a point when explanations or models become so instructive and so damned useful that they graduate to the level of axioms — a statement or proposition that’s so established, accepted, or self-evidently true that we should refrain from withholding our consent, because to do otherwise would be simply unreasonable.”
http://io9.com/8-logical-fallacies-that-fuel-anti-science-sentiments-1679442426
https://www.livescience.com/21491-what-is-a-scientific-theory-definition-of-theory.html
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/just-a-theory-7-misused-science-words/
https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/its-just-a-theory/

Pick Your Logical Fallacy:

Ad hominemBandwagon fallacyCherry PickingFalse AnalogyGalileo Gambit
Appeal to Authority FallacyBurden of Proof FallacyConfirmation BiasFalse BalanceNatural Fallacy
Appeal to ignoranceFalse EquivalenceSlippery Slope FallacyFalse Dilemma or DichotomyNon sequitur
Appeal to Novelty FallacySpecial pleading logical fallacyStraw ManTautologyPost hoc ergo propter hoc
Appeal to Tradition FallacyThe Moving GoalpostWishful Thinking FallacyShill GambitAmbiguity Fallacy
Post Hoc FallacyShoehorningMotivated reasoningCausal IllusionsCognitive Biases
It's Just a TheoryTu quoque fallacy‘It worked for me’ FallacyArgument by AnalogySunk Cost

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