H. Bio. Semester 1 Final

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Which of the following statements best distinguishes hypotheses from theories in science?

a. Theories are hypotheses that have been proved.
b. Hypotheses are guesses; theories are correct answers.
c. Hypotheses usually are relatively narrow in scope; theories have broad explanatory power.
d. Hypotheses and theories are essentially the same thing.
e. Theories are proved true in all cases; hypotheses are usually falsified by tests.

Answer:
c. Hypotheses usually are relatively narrow in scope; theories have broad explanatory power.

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