Jesus fucking christ people need to learn to accept that there is a layman's definition of 'theory' and a scientific definition of 'theory'.
So the short answer to the OP is: If there's some communication confusion make sure to define the words you're using and see if that's different from how the other person defines the words.
Now did you have an actual point or just trying to be contrary?
---------- Post added 2012-11-20 at 11:31 PM ----------
To add to the list:
Law: A description of consistent phenomena that does not explain the source of the phenomenon.
---------- Post added 2012-11-21 at 01:12 AM ----------
1. Insist that the simplest explanation is not usually the best.
2. State that because there is a correlation, the relationship MUST be causitive.
3. Say 'it's just a theory' when describing a Theory such as Evolution or Relativity.
4. Ask why it's not called the "Law of Evolution".
5. Dismiss peer consensus as not mattering.
6. Insist that the findings of case studies can be applied to the general population.
Do no harm, but take no shit.