Talk:Basic theories of science

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to do:

  • who proposed these, who confirmed them, and when?

For example, the atomic theory dates back to the ancient Greeks, but wasn't finally proved until the start of the 20th century.

I have removed the descriptor "disputed" as it was added pertaining to Darwin's evolution. I submit that this controversial adjective should be only very conservatively used, that is to say, it is only appropriate in situations where there exists a genuine "live" controversy within the scientific community at that time. For instance "disputed" would be an accurate label to characterize the cold fusion debate in the late 1980's (not applicable today though). The "dispute" about evolution as it exists today is essentially totally removed from the scientific arena. It exists only between religious conservatives attacking the theory on nonscientific and superstitious grounds and those few willing to bother wasting their time to fight their nonsensical unfounded arguments. This situation of course deserves mention, but not in this article. --Deglr6328 01:33, 17 Aug 2004 (UTC)

I suggest that this page be merged with Physical Science. The biology stuff can be handled on the biology page. I am not convinced that these are the "basic theories" of science. Let's leave that designation to the individual sciences. My $0.02. Steven McCrary 06:48, July 30, 2005 (UTC)