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Unformatted text preview: Scientists do not BELIEVE in theories. . Scientific theories are always tentative and subject to corrections or inclusion in a yet wider theory Theories are TESTABLE and REFUTABLE A theory which is not refutable is non-scientific. Irrefutability is not a virtue of a theory but a vice. Every genuine test of a theory is an attempt to falsify it, or to refute it Theories explain data and are supported by evidence! Successful theories explain lots of data...
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- Spring '08