Perhaps it is best to defer to someone like Stephen Hawkins when talking about theories like relativity theory.
In his book A Brief History of Time he states, "A theory is a good theory if it satisfies two requirements: It must accurately describe a large class of observations on the basis of a model that contains only a few arbitrary elements, and it must make definite predictions about the results of future observations."
He goes on to state [page 10], "Any physical theory [be that relativity or evolution] is always provisional, in the sense that it is only a hypothesis; you can never prove it. No matter how many times the results of experiments agree with some theory, you can never be sure that the next time the result will not contradict the theory. On the other hand, you can disprove a theory by finding even a single observation that disagrees with the predictions of the theory."
It will be interesting to see how the SIBO dialog evolves over the next few years. There maybe room for a broader interpretation.
Thanks for your ideas and comments.
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