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Unformatted text preview: Suppose that mice in the group that received the extra water grow faster. She accepts her hypothesis that lack of water caused the poor growth. She has not proved her hypothesis. Perhaps it is not the water but instead, a mineral in the water that causes faster growth when given in higher amounts. Science advances by rejecting false hypotheses . In the above experiment, she has not proved that it was the lack of water that caused poor growth. There may be other factors involved that she does not know about. When a hypothesis is disproved it is rejected and an alternative hypothesis is accepted. However, you cannot be 100% sure that the hypothesis is false. You may reject a hypothesis that is true. Statistical techniques are used to reduce this type of error....
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