Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Top Ten: Ideas That Are “Just Theories”

10. Game Theory
9. Kinetic Molecular Theory
8. Demographic Transition Theory
7. Economic Supply and Demand
6. Circuit Theory
5. Theory of Relativity
4. Tectonic Plate Theory
3. Cell Theory
2. Atomic Theory
1. Germ Theory


  1. Replies
    1. Actually, gravity is not a theory, it's understood as a component of general relativity, whereby it is explained as a consequence of the curvature of spacetime. The Newtonian concept of gravity is just an approximation.

    2. It's useful to think of Newtonian Gravity as superseding Aristotlean Gravity, where gravity is thought of as a theory (but I suppose Aristotle sought to explain motion in general and not just gravity).


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