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Love the shirt. Wish it was available in other colors.
Anyone bringing up the fact that evolution is "only a theory", then follows that trope with a tongue-in-cheek religious platitude, is a troll. For one thing, they don't know what a theory is. For another, they're obviously creationist, which is as far from scientifically literate as a person can get. In a discussion about science, that makes them a troll.
The shirt doesn't claim that science is always right. (For one thing, science isn't a body of knowledge, it's a process of understanding.) It basically states that nearly every significant improvement in the human condition has been due to science, and every debate that's ever been resolved between superstition and science has come out in favor of science. It is, without a doubt, our best means at arriving at the objective truth of a thing.
For one thing, science is self-correcting--scientists everywhere spend lifetimes trying to prove each other wrong. The best information persists, and the strongest explanations are developed into theories, such as that of gravity.
The hypotheses listed above as evidence of science's wrongness demonstrate a missed point: a hypothesis is presented as a test, not a result. Some of the most profound discoveries of science have been "accidents"--disproving hypotheses intended only as a means to discovery.
No other mechanism does this. Certainly not religion, which drags its feet at every turn in a vain attempt to preserve its status quo. Science always wins because it, at its essence, is pure and honest.
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