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Thesis and Hypothesis

A thesis to a scientist can be both an idea and a book. A thesis is an idea put forth and supported by argument. It is also a dissertation--a long written presentation of the idea and the evidence assessing the thesis. A baby thesis is a hypothesis--an idea put forth but not yet with proof, but designed to be tested. Thesis comes from the Greek 'tithenai' meaning to put (forth), to lay down.

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