What’s the Difference Between a Fact, a Hypothesis, a Theory, and a Law in Science?
Having had plenty of discussions with the religious who claim that “evolution is just a theory” and that evolution is not a scientific fact, it’s frustrating to continuously explain that a theory in science is not just a hunch or idle speculation. I’ve touched upon that in a previous article. Here is an article that once again explains the meaning and the difference between these terms in a scientific context. Hopefully, that’ll save me some explaining in the future.
Questioning Truth, Reality and the Role of Science | Quanta Magazine
For people who visit this blog more often, it is no secret that I love science. I feel it’s amazing that we humans, in only a few thousand years, have found out so much about our world, the cosmos and our place in it. We owe that understanding to people with inquisitive minds, prepared to follow the evidence where it leads and who dare to question everything. Today, we call these people scientists. In the past, we might have called them heretics.
There’s new evidence for the mysterious mega-Earth known as Planet 9. There’s long been speculation about mystery objects in our solar system. A tenth planet hiding out behind the orbit of Pluto, a dark companion of the sun and even a “killer planet” by the name of Nibiru.
Much of that is nonsense or speculation by Doomsday prophets. However, scientists have reasons to believe there may be an undiscovered planet as yet out there…
There’s New Evidence for the Mysterious Mega-Earth Known as Planet 9 | @curiositydotcom