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theory vs hypothesis vs law

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Kelly Hwang

on 17 August 2011

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Transcript of theory vs hypothesis vs law

Law Theory Hypothesis (cc) image by rocketboom on Flickr (cc) image by quoimedia on Flickr A tentative (untested) explanation of a natural phenomenon. A hypothesis must be testable There must be experiments or observations that can be made to verify hypothesis without resorting to time machines or miracles. A hypothesis is elevated to a theory after
extensive experiments or observations have
been made that verify the hypothesis. It only takes one example to prove a
theory false. A scientific theory is a well-tested and widely accepted view that the scientific community agrees best explains observations. An extremely well tested theory No one has seen people flying up into space, so gravity has been elevated to a law. theory can be wrong
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