Fact, Hypothesis, Theory, and Law In Science September 27, 2015 8:00pm by Barry Ritholtz It’s time we learn the difference between a fact, a theory, a hypothesis, and a scientific law. Hat tip Lifehacker Spread the wealth. twitter facebook linkedin What's been said: Discussions found on the web: RW commented on Sep 27 Useful presentation but evolution was not a good example of a theory (the author seemed to acknowledge this): its really a vast array of connected facts that is currently best explained by hypotheses and theories within the modern evolutionary synthesis framework. Too big a mouthful for a short video attempting to clarify terminology but there it is: Clarifying terms is useful as I said but everyday language and strict scientific meaning often don’t mix well and even scientists get mixed up; e.g., I’ve read more articles than I care to remember where a scientific law was discussed in terms that made it sound overarching or governing when what was really meant was that it reliably described a pattern. Read this next.June 28, 2017 Stocks Valuation: A DebateNovember 24, 2008 Who’s Your Daddy? October 4, 2008 The CRA: Its a Racial Thing . . . Posted Under Mathematics Philosophy Science Video Previous Post GDPNow Forecast Next Post Who Works Part-Time?