It is amazing how much is lost in translation especially in the English language. So many words have multiple meanings and those meanings change depending on a variety of factors. Scientific terms are generally misunderstood by the general population. These misunderstandings are sometimes fuelled by the misuse of terms by broadcast media and book authors.
Let us set the record straight for some of the more popular terms. Understanding the scientific meaning of these terms will hopefully illuminate why certain debates are sparked about topics like the Theory of Evolution, and the Global Warming Theory.
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