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Can There Be Competing Theories, Both Verified?

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Posted by John Morgan Powell on April 4, 2001 22:44:47 UTC

Is it possible to have competing theories for which existing observations can not distinguish between them OR is it that to be a scientific theory all competing ideas must have been rejected as being inferior? Your explanation of what constitutes a theory seems to indicate that you can only have one theory at a time covering the phenomena.

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