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hypothesis : a tentative assumption made in order to draw out and test its logical or empirical consequences — Webster
Hypothesis (plural hypotheses) is a proposed explanation for a phenomenon. For a hypothesis to be a scientific hypothesis, the scientific method requires that one can test it. Scientists generally base scientific hypotheses on previous observations that cannot satisfactorily be explained with the available scientific theories. Even though the words “hypothesis” and “theory” are often used synonymously, a scientific hypothesis is not the same as a scientific theory. A working hypothesis is a provisionally accepted hypothesis proposed for further research.
A different meaning of the term hypothesis is used in formal logic, to denote the antecedent of a proposition; thus in the proposition “If P, then Q”, P denotes the hypothesis (or antecedent); Q can be called a consequent. P is the assumption in a (possibly counterfactual) What If question.
The adjective hypothetical, meaning “having the nature of a hypothesis”, or “being assumed to exist as an immediate consequence of a hypothesis”, can refer to any of these meanings of the term “hypothesis”. — Wikipedia
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Do Lefties Have an Advantage in Sports? It...
on November 22, 2017 at 12:01 am
New York TimesDo Lefties Have an Advantage in Sports? It DependsNew York TimesDr. Loffing believes most of the lefties-in-sports trend can be explained by this so-called fighting hypothesis. His latest research suggests that the benefits portsiders derive from the element of unfamiliarity become greater when their opponents have ... […]
Swiss study reveals lakes as unsuspected source...
on November 21, 2017 at 10:12 pm
Swiss study reveals lakes as unsuspected source of methane emissionsXinhua21 (Xinhua) -- Lakes and freshwater systems account for over 20 percent of all methane emissions into the atmosphere, contributing to the greenhouse effect by 28 times higher than carbon dioxide, according to a latest Swiss study released on Tuesday ...and more » […]
Birds Rub Ants on Themselves, and No One Knows...
on November 21, 2017 at 5:55 pm
Atlas ObscuraBirds Rub Ants on Themselves, and No One Knows Exactly WhyAtlas ObscuraThe authors of the blue jay study argue that this hypothesis seems to be the most likely, since the birds they observed ate non-formic-acid-equipped ants without wiping them on their wings. Finally, as noted by NPR and Vice, it's possible that bird ... […]
How to ace your TEF submission: learning from...
on November 21, 2017 at 3:20 pm
Times Higher Education (THE) (blog)How to ace your TEF submission: learning from 'gold' institutionsTimes Higher Education (THE) (blog)The teaching excellence framework (TEF) is centre stage on the UK higher education policy agenda, although debates continue about what excellence means in the context of an increasingly diverse higher education sector. Today, we have published ... […]