I guess you are taking delight in this constant "trolling" over the idea there is no "Theory of Evolution". Please enjoy this short discussion below:
[TECHNICAL MEANING vs. COLLOQUIAL USE]
The scientific definition of the word "theory" is different from the definition of the word in colloquial use. In the vernacular, "theory" can refer to guesswork, a simple conjecture, an opinion, or a speculation that does not have to be based on facts and need not be framed for making testable predictions.
[THE TECHNICAL MEANING]
In science, however, the meaning of theory is more rigorous. A scientific theory is "a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world that can incorporate facts, laws, inferences, and tested hypotheses."
[National Academy of Sciences (1999). Science and Creationism: A View from the National Academy of Sciences (2nd ed.). Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press. ISBN 0-309-06406-6. LCCN 99006259. OCLC 43803228. Retrieved 2015-01-17; Page 2]
[BACKGROUND DETAILS FOR T.O.E.]
Theories are formed from hypotheses that have been subjected repeatedly to tests of evidence which attempt to disprove or falsify them. In the case of evolution through natural selection, Darwin conceived the hypothesis around 1839, and made a first draft of the concept three years later in 1842. He discussed this widely with many of his intellectual companions, and conducted further research in the background to his other writings and work. After years of development, he finally published his evidence and theory in On the Origin of Species in 1859.
[van Wyhe, John (May 22, 2007). "Mind the gap: Did Darwin avoid publishing his theory for many years?". Notes and Records of the Royal Society. London: Royal Society. 61 (2): 177–205. doi:10.1098/rsnr.2006.0171. ISSN 0035-9149. URL: http://darwin-online.org.uk/content/frameset?viewtype=text&itemID=A544&pageseq=1 ]
[TOE - ORIGINALLY FIVE THEORIES]
The "Theory of Evolution" is actually a network of theories . . . Darwin, for example, proposed five separate theories in his original formulation, which included mechanistic explanations for:
1.Populations changing over generations
[Bock, Walter J. (May 2007). "Explanations in evolutionary theory". Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. 45 (2): 89–103. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0469.2007.00412.x. ISSN 0947-5745.
URL: LINK: "Explanations in Evolutionary Theory" by Bock ]
If you want my own humble version of THE "theory of evolution", it would be:
My Hypothesis Statement: Evolution occurs when there is any change in the gene pool for any given population which, over time, leads to differing rates of survival and breeding in an environment that does or can change at any time, favoring or hindering the survival or breeding of genetically defined or inclined traits.
There's nothing magical about my definition.... but it can certainly be tested in any number of ways.... just as Harvard did when they created a giant petri dish in the size and shape of a table, and showed how bacteria mutations allowed a population to eventually survive and breed in an environment of an extremely toxic antibiotic.
So, Joe, tell me why my theory... or any other version like it is **NOT a theory?**