Is science hypothetical or theoretical?
Scientific hypothesis/scientific theory.
- Campbell HaydenLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
Science is a defined means of study.
It deals with the hypothetical and the theoretical.
- PaulLv 71 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.
- PubliusLv 71 month ago
Science is experimental. If there's no way to obtain evidence, it isn't science.
- Anonymous1 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.
- WundtLv 71 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.
- Godless GazooLv 71 month ago
Not really either. It's a method to follow evidence and arrive at new knowledge
- megalomaniacLv 71 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").