Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
How to explain the word "theory"
#389690 02/13/13 01:10 AM
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 16,437
pmbuko Offline OP
shareholder in the making
OP Offline
shareholder in the making
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 16,437
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.



I can explain it to you but I can't understand it for you.
Re: How to explain the word "theory"
pmbuko #389692 02/13/13 02:07 AM
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 10,420
J
shareholder in the making
Offline
shareholder in the making
J
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 10,420
Excellent.


Jason
M80 v2
VP160 v3
QS8 v2
PB13 Ultra
Denon 3808
Samsung 85" Q70
Re: How to explain the word "theory"
pmbuko #389696 02/13/13 02:35 AM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 8,488
T
axiomite
Offline
axiomite
T
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 8,488
All models are wrong but some are useful.


bibere usque ad hilaritatem
Re: How to explain the word "theory"
tomtuttle #389700 02/13/13 05:10 AM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 11,911
Likes: 1
C
CV Offline
Founder, Axiom Upgrade Club
shareholder in the making
Offline
Founder, Axiom Upgrade Club
shareholder in the making
C
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 11,911
Likes: 1
Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
All models are wrong but some are useful.


Supermodels are super-useful?

Re: How to explain the word "theory"
pmbuko #389701 02/13/13 12:40 PM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 6,955
axiomite
Offline
axiomite
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 6,955
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?


With great power comes Awesome irresponsibility.
Re: How to explain the word "theory"
Murph #389703 02/13/13 01:01 PM
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 11,451
shareholder in the making
Offline
shareholder in the making
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 11,451
Originally Posted By: Murph
I was sad because they dismissed the pentacle with the pentagram in it.

The Devil you say!


::::::: No disrespect to Axiom, but my favorite woofer is my yellow lab :::::::
Re: How to explain the word "theory"
pmbuko #389870 02/20/13 12:24 AM
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 5,369
Likes: 4
axiomite
Offline
axiomite
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 5,369
Likes: 4
Now how to explain a hypothesis...


"Those who preach the myths of audio are ignorant of truth."
Re: How to explain the word "theory"
pmbuko #389897 02/20/13 01:10 PM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 6,955
axiomite
Offline
axiomite
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 6,955
Hypotheses non fingo.


With great power comes Awesome irresponsibility.
Re: How to explain the word "theory"
pmbuko #389903 02/20/13 03:18 PM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,015
axiomite
Offline
axiomite
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,015
Diagram of a hypotheses.





Moderated by  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 

Link Copied to Clipboard

Need Help Graphic

Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics24,488
Posts434,473
Members15,439
Most Online2,082
Jan 22nd, 2020
Top Posters
Ken.C 18,044
pmbuko 16,437
SirQuack 13,707
CV 11,911
MarkSJohnson 11,451
Who's Online Now
0 members (), 207 guests, and 3 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newsletter Signup
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4