an example that contradicts a scientific conclusion
an educated guess that attempts to explain an observation or answer a question
an hypothesis that has been tested with a significant amount of data
a theory that has been tested by and is consistent with generations of data
Hypothesis becomes theory
Perform experiments over many years
Theory is now a law
What can science prove?
Nothing. It can only disprove.
What did Lowell observe on Mars?
Observations of faint lines of Mars
Hypothesis of canals on Mars
Detailed study of surface of Mars
What does it take to destroy a scientific law?
What are the three limitations of science?
It can't prove anything.
It is not 100% reliable.
It must conform to the scientific method.
Why was the discovery of high-temperature superconductors so startling to scientists?
The BCS (Bardeen, Cooper, Schreifer) theory which had been verified by many experiments said that superconductivity could not exist at high temperatures