Hypothesis

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An '''hypothesis''' is a supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation.  In [[philosophy]], it is a proposition made as a basis for reasoning, without any assumption of its truth.
 
An '''hypothesis''' is a supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation.  In [[philosophy]], it is a proposition made as a basis for reasoning, without any assumption of its truth.
  
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Many apologists use the term "theory" in place of "hypothesis". This equivocation leads to the "[[Evolution is only a theory]]" argument.
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==See Also==
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* [[Theory]]
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* [[Science]]
 
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[[Category:Science]]

Revision as of 16:24, 29 December 2008

An hypothesis is a supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation. In philosophy, it is a proposition made as a basis for reasoning, without any assumption of its truth.

Many apologists use the term "theory" in place of "hypothesis". This equivocation leads to the "Evolution is only a theory" argument.

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