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How is the use of the word theory in science different from its more common use

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The term theory in science refers to principles, an idea or hypothesis that was developed or established by a person or group, and which is supported by evidence. A theory is an explanation of some aspects of the natural world, based on knowledge that has been repeatedly confirmed.

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A theory in science is a set of hypotheses that have been tested multiple times, with the results bringing back the same conclusions. Theories in science are supported by evidence. A theory in the general sense is an idea, and supported by little or no evidence.

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Sadly, what you refer to as 'its more common use' is simply wrong...

A theory is not a guess, a hunch, or a random speculation - regardless of how it's used on CSI Miami

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