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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This note was uploaded on 09/11/2011 for the course AST 2002 taught by Professor Britt during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.
- Spring '08