Source: Nature Communications
quote: A law is a statement based on repeated observation that describes an aspect of the natural world.
quote: It has no predictive power.
quote: A theory is a statement based on repeated observation that explains an aspect of the natural world.
quote: It makes predictions about the rest of the natural world outside the observed circumstances.
quote: Kindly note that a theory is stronger than a law.
quote: In fact, if a theory is proven false in some circumstances it will be downgraded to a law for the circumstances in which it is proven false.
quote: The reason for the stronger statements with predictive power being labelled theories is because science is obsessed with being correct.
quote: Laws are laws because they make no prediction and are therefore entirely verifiable.
quote: It is a very good theory because what it predicts has been shown in every single fossil discovered and in the anatomy of every living being on the planet.