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A scientific law is not a law in the sense that it must be obeyed. It is a law by virtue of the fact that no one has yet found an instance where the law does not hold. A scientific law, despite its apparent immutability, is still only a theory and can never be proven since, as Karl Popper demonstrated, one can make observe a thousand swans and then make a law saying that all swans are white, but the first example of a black swan will invalidate that law.

Gravity follows this example in that no one has yet found an instance where the universal law of gravitation has not held true, but that does not mean that in some distant corner of the universe or some billion years in the past or future the law of gravitation must hold true.

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What is a example of scientific law?

One example of scientific law, is The Law Of Gravity.

What is an example of a scientific law?

One example of scientific law, is The Law Of Gravity.

Is gravity an example of a scientific law?

No, but the result of our attempt to understand gravity and describe it is.

Does a scientific law become a scientific theory?

A theory, when proven over time, can become a law. Example: Law of Gravity and Theory of Evolution

An example of a scientific law?

The acceleration of gravity is 9.8 meters per second squared A+ students

Define a scientific law and give an example?

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What is the difference in theory and scientific law?

A scientific law is an indisputable fact: there are no observances dictating it. For example, gravity is a scientific law. A scientific theory is simply a generally accepted explanation for a particular phenomenon or idea that cannot currently be proven or disproven. The structure of the atom and evolution are theories.

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boyle's law, charles' law, law of conservation of mass.

Give an example of scientific explanation that regards a scientific consensus?

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Why is the law of gravity a scientific law- not a scientific theory?

In general, a scientific theory is a proposed explanation that has not been fully proven yet, while a law is a theory that has been proven to be true by lots of experimentation. The theory of Gravity has been tested and shown to be correct so much that it is at this point clearly a scientific law.

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A law is known to be true. There is no dispute about it. A theory is disputable. Gravity is a law, the Big Bang is a theory.

A black hole is the ultimate example of what law?

The law of gravity.