Photographers vs. Audiophiles (Part 2): Audio Woo

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Re: Brain myths

tbcass wrote:

In addition scientific theories are not generally accepted until they are tested repeatedly through observation and experimentation.

Actually, we're still having definition problems.

By definition, a scientific theory is generally accepted. Before one is generally accepted, it's called a "conjecture" or "hypothesis". It becomes a theory once it's "generally accepted."

https://ncse.com/library-resource/definitions-fact-theory-law-scientific-work

"Theory: In science, a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world that can incorporate facts, laws, inferences, and tested hypotheses."

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/theory

"plausible or scientifically acceptable general principle or body of principles offered to explain phenomena"

https://www.livescience.com/21491-what-is-a-scientific-theory-definition-of-theory.html

"Every scientific theory starts as a hypothesis. A scientific hypothesis is a suggested solution for an unexplained occurrence that doesn't fit into a currently accepted scientific theory. In other words, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a hypothesis is an idea that hasn't been proven yet. If enough evidence accumulates to support a hypothesis, it moves to the next step — known as a theory — in the scientific methodand becomes accepted as a valid explanation of a phenomenon."

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