"Sam Wormley" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:Na2dnfaNCKJqQ2rMnZ2dnUVZ_u6dnZ2d@giganews.com... > For John... and others. > > A theory is our best attempt to explain something in the real world, > based on what we currently know. > > A theory is an explanation. > > A theory is an explanation, based on our current understanding of > the real world. > > A theory is not ?xed and unchanging--it can continue to evolve and > improve, as we discover new facts about the real world.
Theory is NOT singular.
As "our current understanding of the real world." is not exactly your "current understanding of the real world."
"our" theory will not be exactly the same as "your" theory.
The best theories serve as tools that allow people to effeciently design, construct, trouble shoot and repair things
The worst theories are unused and rarely used theories hyped by lazy, impractical people who pretend to possess powerful, esoteric knowledge for the purposes of obtaining OPM ( Other people's money).
In his book Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift depicted the people of Laputa as air heads, fond of mathematics, astronomy, music and technology, but incapable of doing anything practical.
They were unable to construct well-designed clothing or buildings, because they took measurements with instruments such as quadrants. I wonder how Swift would depict Einstein worshippers?
When the air heads take over, the mechanics and electronics fall into disrepair, and the toilets cease to work.