Point of View: A Gentle Reminder that a Hypothesis is Never Proven Correct, nor is a Theory Ever Proven to Be Trueby: Jacqueline McLaughlin

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Teachers have created a huge misconception for students and non-scientists who read and use textbooks. They have come to believe that science is absolute and not open to challenge. Worse still for the scientific community is the fact that, in common speech, theory has almost the opposite meaning from its use in the sciences.

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  • College
Publication Date
9/1/2006

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