How long can a hypothesis be?

1 Answer
May 20, 2017

As long as you wish... but the longer ones tend to be overlooked, unless they are well-written.

Which do you want to read?

  • I hypothesize that the atom is mostly empty space.


  • Consider the so-called atom, a particle which we assume makes up all matter; since gold can be pounded into very thin sheets, I hypothesize that if I shoot #alpha# particles through a thin sheet of gold, that if everything bounces off, then the atom is extremely dense and tightly-packed, because of the thinness of the sheet; otherwise, the atom is mostly empty space.

Of course, the latter may be more interesting, but the former is more concise. Up to you.