13 June 2014
Scientific theory is not opinion
Furthermore the word "theory" is not a synonym for "opinion" and, jokes aside, no thinking person honestly cares about your opinion unless you have strong evidence to back it up.
A scientific theory is a sound understanding of something, backed by a strong foundation of provable facts. The difference between fact and theory is that a fact is 100% provable whereas a theory has been 100% consistent in tests to date.
A fact is indisputable by definition but a theory is open to re-evaluation if new evidence brings that 100% success rate down to 99.9999999%. To date, the theory of evolution is 100% consistent and we can accurately predict the evolution of biological organisms.
The whimsical belief in the existence of mythical gods is not a theory because it exhibits absolutely no predictable behaviour (that is 0% consistent). All predictable behaviour that was once attributed to gods (weather, astronomy, diseases, etc.) has since been explained by science and incorporated into scientific theory.