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"Law" of Evolution

Would someone be kind enough to outline the process whereby a "Theory"
of Nature becomes a "Law?"

To the best of my knowledge "The Theory of Evolution by Natural
Selection" is, by definition, a theory. Has it, in fact, become a Law of
Nature? What would it take for the scientific community to adopt it with
the same weight as, say, Newtonian Mechanics or the Laws of

I am familiar with the "rules" as it were, for proving mathematical
postulates, but not with the progression of  dealing with formal
definitions of biological processes.

My apologies for cross-posting to the dinosaur and vertebrate lists, but
I felt it applied to both.

E. Summer

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