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Ted Ed: What’s the difference between a scientific law and theory?


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Chat with a friend about an established scientific theory, and she might reply, “Well, that’s just a theory.” But a conversation about an established scientific law rarely ends with “Well, that’s just a law.” Why is that? What is the difference between a theory and a law… and is one “better”? Matt Anticole shows why science needs both laws and theories to understand the whole picture.