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Theories can not become laws, because the purpose of a theory is different from a law.

A theory explains a law. The law of gravity states that there is gravity- this is clearly a fact, and is concrete. Einstein's theory of gravity (or whichever theory is currently supported) explains how gravity works. Theories can be replaced if another, better explanation is formed. New theories do not need to be radically different from their predecessors, and can simply be modifications (although if the modification is very slight, it may still be considered the same theory).

Laws state that something happens, and theories state why.

*note*This is a very quick summary, intended only to answer your question. There are plenty of other details to scientific theory and law, and some pretty interesting court cases that defined them, so consider looking them up.

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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


Can a scientific law become a scientific theory?

You're playing with words ... a "law" is just a thumb nail description of a theory.


Can a scientific theory become a scientific law?

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Is it possible for a scientific theory to become a law?

yes, if the theory proves to work every single time, it can become a law.


How does a theory become a law?

A theory becomes a law when it can actually be proven by all means. I think. the problem is you are not thinking! a theory can not become a law. a scientific law is a description of an observed phenomenon. a scientific theory is an explanation of an observed phenomenon. one describes and ne explains.


Can a law become a theory?

A law cannot become a theory, as laws are higher in scientific hierarchy than theories. Theories may become laws when the evidence for their factuality proves that the theory meets all established requirements set forth by the theory. If at any point in the scientific method a theory is disproven for the criteria that it sets forth, it can never be considered a Law. The hierarchy is thusly: Hypothesis < Theory < Law.


Compare a scientific law to a scientific theory?

a scientific law is a law in which the once-theory was tested in its theory and proven by experiment. an example of it is newton's law of gravity. a scientific theory is a theory in which it still needs to be proven. and example of it is the big bang theory.


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A scientific theory is an explanation of some natural phenomenon. A scientific law is a succinct statement of some aspect of a scientific theory.


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