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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 month ago

Is science hypothetical or theoretical?

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Scientific hypothesis/scientific theory.

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  • 1 month ago
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    Science is a defined means of study. 

     

    It deals with the hypothetical and the theoretical. 

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  • Paul
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    1 month ago

    Both. Hypotheses are suggested explanations for observed structures or functions. After intense study over years, by many scientists, if enough supporting evidence is discovered, the hypothesis is elevated to the status of a scientific theory.

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  • 1 month ago

    Science is experimental. If there's no way to obtain evidence, it isn't science.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Science can't find anything supernatural and that rules out all gods.

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  • 1 month ago

    Science is a METHOD that is used to determine if an answer given is in fact, correct.

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  • Wundt
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    1 month ago

    Neither, it is a methodology.

    1 - Examine the existing evidence to form a hypothesis

    2 - Test the hypothesis

    3 - If the hypothesis fails the test, discard it and/or form a new hypothesis

    4 - If the hypothesis passes the test, refine and retest  

    5 - Once a hypothesis reaches a point where it is stable (minimal refinement required) and is consistently supported by the evidence it is elevated to a theory.

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  • 1 month ago

    Not really either. It's a method to follow evidence and arrive at new knowledge

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  • 1 month ago

    Science uses experimentation to physically test hypotheses and turn them into theories (but don't get bogged down with the language).  It is a method for determining objective reality (i.e. "truth").

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