How was the cell theory proven wrong?

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Q: How was the cell theory proven wrong?
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Why is the cell theory accepted today?

Because it has been proven by many experiments by many scientists

Which theory holds that some people have a genetic disposition toward fat storage and retaining weight?

The theory that holds that some people have a genetic disposition toward fat storage and retaining weight is called blood sugar overflow. It is the only theory that can't be proven wrong.

Why is the cell theory a theory and not a hypothesis?

The cell theory isn't a cell theory for atleast 2 reasons. The first reason that the cell theory is a theory is that viruses are a big exception to it. Viruses are not made of cells, and they don't have a metabolism and the activity of an organism depends on chemical reactions, but some scientists still consider them to be alive, so that goes against what the cell theory says. The second reason is simple...the first cell in the world obviously did not come from a preexisting cell. The cell theory states: 1. All living things are made of one or more cells 2. Cells only come from preexisting cells 3. Cells are the smallest unit of life

A scientist on television states that a hypothesis cannot be proven Access why this statement is correct?

When a hypothesis is proven, it is no longer a hypothesis; a proven hypothesis is a theory.

What are some of the criticisms of the theory of evolution?

The theory of evolution has many criticisms but none have proven evolution wrong. For example, some people argue that the bacterial flagellum is 'irreducibly complex' and therefore can not have evolved, even though the evidence shows that it not only could have, but has.

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A scientific theory can change if?

It can change if it is proven wrong, or if a new theory is proven more likely to be true.

What theory has passed many tests and has not been proven wrong?

Evolution, Atomic Theory

What is the difference between law an theory?

a law is something that is true and a theory is an opinion or thought that can be proven wrong.

What is difference between "Law" And "Theory"?

a law is something that is true and a theory is an opinion or thought that can be proven wrong.

Is an educated assumption to be proven?

Nope, educated assumptions are more of a theoretical answer to a question, since theory cannot be proven wrong given the conditions put forth before the theory is stated, same with the educated assumption, what can be proven wrong is the conditions given prior to the assumption

Science question What is an idea that has never been proven wrong?


Why don't scientist say they have proven their hypothesis true?

Unlike religion, science need objective and strong evidence before giving credit to a theory as explanation of something. And anything that has been proven "true" can always be proven wrong by any other new theory which fits better or simoly be proven wrong.

How was Aristotle's dynamic motion theory proven wrong?

Aristotle's dynamic motion theory was proven wrong by a man named Galileo. He tested Aristotle's theory by dropping a heavy object and a lighter object at the same time. The experiment proved Aristotle wrong because the result was that the two objects were falling at the same rate (speed).

Who confirmed the cell theory by proving that the theory of spontanious generation was wrong?

Louis Pasteur

Do you believe in the cell theory?

If you mean cells that make up living beings, then yes and it's not a theory because it's been proven

Is a proven theory still a theory?

No it would be a theorem if it was proven.

How does the cell theory show that Darwin's theory of evolution was incorrect?

It does not. Cell theory is fully compatible with evolutionary theory. Does this mean we know everything about the evolution of cells? No. We say we do not know, not that cell theory shows that evolutionary theory is incorrect. ( except, of course, if you are referring to heritability. This Darwin got wrong, but this is not directly related to cell theory )