Theory vs Practice
That pretty much captures it.
Have you ever noticed that people use the terms Theory and Hypothesis interchangeably? Most people say they have a Theory. They really mean that they have a Hypothesis.
My latest Science Music Video sheds some lyrical light on the situation.
Watch “Theory vs Hypothesis” to learn more!
I once had a hypothesis that comaniddy’s science raps were pretty damn awesome, and now, thanks to careful observations, I have enough evidence to make it an airtight theory.
Richard Feynman - on scientific method
Feynman really shines in this all-time classic video.
Of course, this is a must-watch video for many obvious reasons. There’s the genius, charm and humor of Richard Feynman. There’s that pleasant nostalgia of 1964 America when the world was black-and-white, although it was unfortunately that way in more ways than one. These were the days when lecture halls had ashtrays and you wore a suit when you went to see someone write on a chalkboard.
But there’s another, less obvious, reason to watch it. During a passage starting at 5:10, Feynman might have uttered the word “muggles” for the first time. He pronounces it a bit oddly, but it would explain his wizardry of physics, no?
I'm Joe Hanson, Ph.D. biologist and host/writer of PBS Digital Studios' It's Okay To Be Smart. Check out my "Episode Extras" here. There's a lot of amazing science out there. Let's go discover it together.
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