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Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Explain your answer. Both theories and laws can be used to predict what will happen in a situation that has not already been tested.

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To understand the whole picture of science, we need laws to describe what usually happens under specific conditions and theories to know why certain events occur. These are not merely guesses, but these are backed up with well-tested concepts. However, the adaptability of scientific knowledge implies that the current laws and theories can evolve over time. Therefore, we can say that laws and theories can possibly tell a situation or a case in the future even when these concepts have not been tested. It is because we treat scientific knowledge as a work in progress as scientists might face new unexpected information, especially when a new evidence arises.

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