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Synonyms for theory

Synonyms for theory

abstract reasoning

a belief used as the basis for action


something taken to be true without proof

Synonyms for theory

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Geneva-based pharmaceutical company Anavex Life Sciences is currently testing a drug created in response to an alternative theory about what causes Alzheimer's disease.
Parker use advanced mathematics, along with data from experiments, to argue in favor of an alternative theory.
The court stated: "The key to the application of this doctrine of appellate efficiency is that there must have been support for the alternative theory or principle of law in the record before the trial court.
An alternative theory proposes that people developed modern behavior much more recently--perhaps around 45,000 years ago.
We provide an alternative theory, where Protestant economies prospered because instruction in reading the Bible generated the human capital crucial to economic prosperity.
As recently as September 2006, Michigan gubernatorial candidate Dick DeVos, a Republican, expressed his interest in "ideas of intelligent design that many scientists are now suggesting is a very viable alternative theory.
The alternative theory leaves problem (A) to utility theory, implying as above 0.
Conspiracy theories abound about 9/11, perhaps because it's easier to cook up some alternative theory than to accept that people want to kill us.
Bonting's alternative theory has four tenets: the initial creation was from a primeval chaos; there is continuing creation with a remaining element of chaos; the remaining chaos will be abolished and creation perfected on the last day; and evil arises from remaining chaos (p.
3) An alternative theory more fully explains the data and observations.
we will enter an order permanently enjoining Defendants from maintaining the ID Policy in any school within the Dover Area School District, from requiring teachers to denigrate or disparage the scientific theory of evolution, and from requiring teachers to refer to a religious, alternative theory known as ID.
The MAIB said an alternative theory for the sinking put forward by the defence, that scallop bags in the fish room shifted, was wrong.
The alternative theory is that it could be sabotage by more local mummers.
This paper offers an alternative theory that provides a different prediction.
He came up with an alternative theory for how the blaze began--using a lighter, he was looking for a necklace under a couch and did not realize that the flame had ignited the upholstery until it was too late.
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