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Subject:  Re: Guess Who's Back? Date:  2/17/2013  12:01 AM
Author:  vkg Number:  671890 of 757322

A theory is the highest level of confirmation in science. Gravity is still a theory, and that's all it will ever be.

http://thehappyscientist.com/science-experiment/gravity-theo...

While laws rarely change, theories change frequently as new evidence is discovered. Instead of being discarded due to new evidence, theories are often revised to include the new evidence in their explanation. The Theory of General Relativity has adapted as new technologies and new evidence have expanded our view of the universe.

So when we are scientifically discussing gravity, we can talk about the law that describes the attraction between two objects, and we can also talk about the theory that describes why the objects attract each other.

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