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An "acceptable theory" is both 1. unproven in the complete sense of the word and yet- 2. yeilds the same results time after time Do not confuse this word with hypothesis or hunch when speaking science. "I have a theory that Jennifer Aniston will remarry" is not a valid sentence! You have a hunch, but not a theory.

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