|Adapted for the Internet from:
Why God Doesn't Exist
|A theory is neither
fact nor knowledge
|Gentlemen! It is no longer a theory. It is now
a fact. The reason our neighbor didn't open
the door is that she was dead.
Fig. 1 Hypothesis (B) versus Theory (C)
|A. Fact: A movie of everything that occurred: the entire Cosmic Movie.
B. Statement of the Facts (prosecutor); Assumptions (juror): Objective evidence (clear frames) and
subjective testimony (filled frames).
C. Theory: Film clip of some of the missing parts of the Cosmic Movie. Prosecutorial inferences
founded on evidence and testimony (statement of the facts). This movie is an abbreviated version
of select film clips of the facts. The prosecutor is proposing that this is what may have happened (or
why) because it follows from the assumptions and evidence. The prosecutor is filling in the blanks.