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    Dec 27, 2016, 12:05 PM
    Theory definition
    So in the definition for the word "Theory" what does it mean when they say "based on general principles independent of the thing to be explained."?
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    Dec 27, 2016, 04:20 PM
    You got that from the Oxford Dictionary? I still don't like any of it.
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    Dec 27, 2016, 05:11 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Allen Farber View Post
    So in the definition for the word "Theory" what does it mean when they say "based on general principles independent of the thing to be explained."?
    Your theory on 'general principles' is what it means of any one cotraversial topic.
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    Dec 27, 2016, 06:30 PM
    Yeah, I did. I don't like it very much either, but it was the best definition I could find

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