Difference between revisions of "Hypothesis"

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An educated guess that attempts to explain an observation or answer a question.<ref>Wile, Dr. Jay L. ''Exploring Creation With General Science''. Anderson: Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc.  
 
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2000</ref> It is then tested with [[experiments]], and if it makes [[falsifiable]] claims and is not disproven with a abundance of evidence, is called a [[theory]].  Thus, [[Gravity]], [[Quantum Mechanics]], [[Germ Theory]], and [[Evolution]] are all referred to as '''theories'''.
  
 
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An educated guess that attempts to explain an observation or answer a question.[1] It is then tested with experiments, and if it makes falsifiable claims and is not disproven with a abundance of evidence, is called a theory. Thus, Gravity, Quantum Mechanics, Germ Theory, and Evolution are all referred to as theories.

References

  1. Wile, Dr. Jay L. Exploring Creation With General Science. Anderson: Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc. 2000