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Saturday, September 29, 2018

What is a theory?


Photo source: Wikimedia Commons, Pieter Kuiper


What is a theory? Here is my definition:


A theory is a representation that attempts to explain something


In our daily lives we encounter countless mysteries. We may ask ourselves what causes these mysteries happen. For example, why does reality exist in the first place? Or why are beer prices so expensive? Or what is the process that my mind creates thoughts? All of these are good questions and any attempt to answer them will be a theory. In this regard, I believe the essence of a theory is explanation.



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