Posted by *sno* on February 1, 2010, 7:45 pm

Most people know how long a second is....

1 million seconds = aprox. 11 days

1 billion seconds = aprox. 33 years

1 trillion seconds = aprox. 33,000 years

The human race has been around for aprox. 6 trillion seconds..

The amount of money it is guestimated the government owes is aprox. 12

trillion dollars.

Twice as long as the human race has been around...

hope helps....have fun....sno

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Correct Scientific Terminology:

Hypothesis - a guess as to why or how something occurs

Theory - a hypothesis that has been checked by enough experiments

to be generally assumed to be true.

Law - a hypothesis that has been checked by enough experiments

in enough different ways that it is assumed to be truer then a theory.

Note: nothing is proven in science, things are assumed to be true.

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Correct Scientific Terminology:

Hypothesis - a guess as to why or how something occurs

Theory - a hypothesis that has been checked by enough experiments

to be generally assumed to be true.

Law - a hypothesis that has been checked by enough experiments

in enough different ways that it is assumed to be truer then a theory.

Note: nothing is proven in science, things are assumed to be true.

Posted by *dow* on February 2, 2010, 4:02 pm

*> Correct Scientific Terminology:*

*> Hypothesis - a guess as to why or how something occurs*

*> Theory - a hypothesis that has been checked by enough experiments*

*> to be generally assumed to be true.*

*> Law - a hypothesis that has been checked by enough experiments*

*> in enough different ways that it is assumed to be truer then a theory.*

*> Note: nothing is proven in science, things are assumed to be true.*

I disagree about Law. A theory is a well-established description of

some aspect of the world, such as the theory that ordinary matter

consists of atoms. A law is a well-established mathematical

relationship among quantities, such as Newton's law of gravitation, or

Kepler's laws of planetary motion.

dow

Posted by *sno* on February 2, 2010, 4:28 pm

On 2/2/2010 11:02 AM, dow wrote:

*>> Correct Scientific Terminology:*

*>> Hypothesis - a guess as to why or how something occurs*

*>> Theory - a hypothesis that has been checked by enough experiments*

*>> to be generally assumed to be true.*

*>> Law - a hypothesis that has been checked by enough experiments*

*>> in enough different ways that it is assumed to be truer then a theory.*

*>> Note: nothing is proven in science, things are assumed to be true.*

*> I disagree about Law. A theory is a well-established description of*

*> some aspect of the world, such as the theory that ordinary matter*

*> consists of atoms. A law is a well-established mathematical*

*> relationship among quantities, such as Newton's law of gravitation, or*

*> Kepler's laws of planetary motion.*

*> dow*

I was trying to make it as simple as possible in order to fit it into my

sig...and also make it understandable to those who have no scientific

training....or idea of the scientific method...

If you have anything better would appreciate your suggestions....

thank you for your comment....have fun...sno

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Correct Scientific Terminology:

Hypothesis - a guess as to why or how something occurs

Theory - a hypothesis that has been checked by enough experiments

to be generally assumed to be true.

Law - a hypothesis that has been checked by enough experiments

in enough different ways that it is assumed to be truer then a theory.

Note: nothing is proven in science, things are assumed to be true.

Posted by *dow* on February 7, 2010, 3:57 pm

*> Hypothesis - a guess as to why or how something occurs*

*> Theory - a hypothesis that has been checked by enough experiments*

*> to be generally assumed to be true.*

*> Law - a hypothesis that has been checked by enough experiments*

*> in enough different ways that it is assumed to be truer then a theory.*

*> Note: nothing is proven in science, things are assumed to be true.*

The theory that ordinary matter consists of atoms has been verified

beyond any reasonable doubt, yet it remains a theory, not a law. No

amount of further verification will ever make it a law because it is

not the kind of statement that the word "law" describes, in science. A

law is a special kind of theory, one which consists of a mathematical

relationship. Newton's Law of Gravitation can be written as a

mathematical equation: F=GMm/R^2. Snell's Law of Refraction is another

equation: sin(i)/sin(r)=u2/u1, and so on. The mathematical nature of

these statements, NOT their degrees of verification, makes them laws.

Simplicity is admirable, but correctness is more important.

dow

> Correct Scientific Terminology:> Hypothesis - a guess as to why or how something occurs> Theory - a hypothesis that has been checked by enough experiments> to be generally assumed to be true.> Law - a hypothesis that has been checked by enough experiments> in enough different ways that it is assumed to be truer then a theory.> Note: nothing is proven in science, things are assumed to be true.