How to explain the word "theory"

Posted by: pmbuko

How to explain the word "theory" - 02/12/13 08:10 PM

I came across this fantastic graphic that explains what a scientific theory is. Many people seem to think a theory is not much more than a guess. Hopefully this will help.

Posted by: jakewash

Re: How to explain the word "theory" - 02/12/13 09:07 PM

Excellent.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: How to explain the word "theory" - 02/12/13 09:35 PM

All models are wrong but some are useful.
Posted by: CV

Re: How to explain the word "theory" - 02/13/13 12:10 AM

Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
All models are wrong but some are useful.


Supermodels are super-useful?
Posted by: Murph

Re: How to explain the word "theory" - 02/13/13 07:40 AM

I was sad because they dismissed the pentacle with the pentagram in it. I think that assumption warrants further scientific study based on the fact that it has more pointy thingies.

Is that helpful?
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: How to explain the word "theory" - 02/13/13 08:01 AM

Originally Posted By: Murph
I was sad because they dismissed the pentacle with the pentagram in it.

The Devil you say!
Posted by: chesseroo

Re: How to explain the word "theory" - 02/19/13 07:24 PM

Now how to explain a hypothesis...
Posted by: Murph

Re: How to explain the word "theory" - 02/20/13 08:10 AM

Hypotheses non fingo.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: How to explain the word "theory" - 02/20/13 10:18 AM

Diagram of a hypotheses.