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SA, it seems that you too are confused about the meaning of the word ‘theory’. The cause of the confusion is that common usage of the word is very sloppy, especially in the popular media. There are various evolutionary theories. In gravitation there are two main theories; Newtonian theory, and general relativity.

In general, a scientific law is the description of an observed phenomenon. It doesn’t explain why the phenomenon exists or what causes it. The explanation of a phenomenon is called a scientific theory. It is a misconception that theories turn into laws with enough research.

Laws and Theories – Livescience.

What’s the difference between a scientific law and theory? – YouTube

“Conspiracy theory” is a way of thinking, and it doesn’t work, it doesn’t help us centre in on the truth.