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What is a scientific theory?
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The scientific theory first starts with the development of a hypothesis. A hypothesis deals with the best estimation, based on scientific knowledge and assumptions, of the results of an experiment. A hypothesis typically leads to the crucial questions that must be addressed in the lab: did you find what you expected to find? Why or why not? The point of an experiment is to test the hypothesis.
Posted by genetics56 on April 5, 2008 at 12:59 AM (Answer #1)
It consists of a set of related ideas about nature. They have been thoroughly tested by many scientists and proven to be true about about a certain aspect of nature. It can be used tomake accurate oredictions and estimates about new situations not well understood yet. This means that if a theory proves to be the truth, then something else could have a similar behavior as well.
Posted by revolution on April 3, 2010 at 11:07 PM (Answer #2)
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