Hypothesis

Hypothesis (Google)
A Google-generated definition of hypothesis, as a proposed suppositional explanation, based on limited evidence as a starting point.
In terminology, hypothesis (TR:424), from Greek –hypo “under” + -thesis “a placing, proposition”, is a particular statement, tentative assumption, or proposition, used as a premise, possibly based on partial evidence, employed in aim as a possible basis for further deduction and testing of something lacking explanation. [1]

Overview
In 1954, Benjamin Whorf, in linguistics, proposed a theory asserting that one’s language determines one’s conception of the world, aka the Whorfian hypothesis.

Quotes
The following are related quotes:

“All science starts with hypothesis.”
George Millin (1896), title page quote to Evil and Evolution; a supposed truncation of Roger Bacon’s Aristotelian-framed scientific method (1265) [2]

See also
Nebular hypothesis
God hypothesis
Human molecular hypothesis
Molecular hypothesis
Cessation conservation hypothesis
Rossini hypothesis
Heat hypothesis
Thermodynamic hypothesis
Extinction periodicity hypothesis
Purposeless universe hypothesis

References
1. (a) Hypothesis – Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 2000.
(b) Hypothesis – EtymOnline.com.
2. Millin, George. (1896). Evil and Evolution: an Attempt to Turn the Light of Modern Science on to the Ancient Mystery of Evil (quote, pg. iii). MacMillan and Co.

External links
Hypothesis – Wikipedia.

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