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When is a Theory Really a Theory? - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jun 15, 2011

A common complaint amongst scientists, particularly those who deal with creationists, is that the general public and media often misuse the word “theory”. In science a theory arises when a hypothesis (or series of hypotheses) has been repeatedly tested and found to be a true description of the physical world. One example is the Kinetic Theory of Matter which specifies … Read More