People sometimes have difficulty distinguishing between scientific explanations of common events and other kinds of explanation ( superstition, prejudices, magic, etc.). Which of the following best helps to identify a scientific explanation?

A) the explanation goes against the result of public opinion polls.
B) the explanation relies on local folklore
C) we can test the explanation by comparing its predictions to measurement results
D) the explanation changes according to the social status of the observe

1 Answer
Jan 15, 2018

Certainly (c)!


The whole process of science is that you use your best hypothesis to predict the outcomes of an experiment, then compare the data you predicted to what happened. Reality is always correct, hypothesis sometimes is.

‘The great thing about science is that is true, whether or not you believe in it’!