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What's the difference between a theory and a hypothesis?


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To scientists, a hypothesis is a reasonable guess. A theory is a hypothesis that has been proven to some acceptable level of certainty and accepted by the scientific community as being true.

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A theory is "how something is presumed to work", and has probability, proof, or circumstantial evidence to back it up, while a hypothesis is "a probable guess", and has no evidence nor proof.

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