To what extent do u think evidence is needed to support a certain scientific theory or a historical event?

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Well, in reality any idea that is not supported by evidence is merely that: An idea or hypothesis. A theory however dissociates itself from a hypothesis in that there is evidence available to support its premise and that the evidence is correct or has been tested to be correct.

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Well, in reality any idea that is not supported by evidence is merely that: An idea or hypothesis. A theory however dissociates itself from a hypothesis in that there is evidence available to support its premise and that the evidence is correct or has been tested to be correct.

So, this being said, the need to support a theory with evidence is imperative so that it can eventually be accepted as a law. If you think about Troy, for example, it was long thought of to be a mythical city until evidence led to its discovery. In that case, evidence was imperative. In cases such as scientific hypotheses, it would be hard not to have evidence to sustain a claim or to guide an investigation. It is the foundation that would establish the investigation.

 

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