Hypothesis vs. Theory
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A proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations; 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.
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 hypothesis.