Atheist Frontier - Questioning what's Real

Glossary - Theory

In science, a theory refers to an integrated set of principles that explain and predict events that are observed in the natural world.  Both well-evidenced and demonstrably true, and usable to make accurate predictions.

A "theory" is the highest level of knowledge in science:

  • a theory in science means a body of well evidenced information, based on established facts and evidence
  • a theory must be falsifiable and pass through rigorous and continuous peer review and is constantly updated to fit new information
  • a theory in science is as close to irrefutable fact as it gets

(Thanks to BadTemperedBadger on YouTube and Twitter for writing this explanation:


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