Empirically Validatable Knowledge
(Redirected from Scientific Theory)
- AKA: Scientific Theory.
- It can be the output of a Scientific Knowledge Discovery or Scientific Knowledge Search.
- It can range from being Peer-Reviewed Scientific Knowledge to being Raw Scientific Knowledge.
- It can (typically) explain Observations.
- It can range from being a True Scientific Knowledge to being a False Scientific Knowledge.
- It can be the focus of a Scientific Discipline.
- See: Scientific Discipline, Experimental Evidence, Scientific Knowledge Discovery Task, Justified True Belief Falsifiable Prediction, Obsolete Scientific Theory, Superseded Scientific Theory.
- (WordNet, 2009) ⇒ http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=scientific%20theory
- S: (n) scientific theory (a theory that explains scientific observations) "scientific theories must be falsifiable"
- (WordNet, 2009) ⇒ http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=theory
- S: (n) theory (a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena) "theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses"; "true in fact and theory"
- S: (n) hypothesis, possibility, theory (a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena) "a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory"; "he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices"
- S: (n) theory (a belief that can guide behavior) "the architect has a theory that more is less"; "they killed him on the theory that dead men tell no tales"