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I googled, 'distinguishing between theory lower case t and Theory upper case T'. The result that came up with the following quote was, I was amused to see, from a Judith Curry - and I wonder whether this was one of the names of the AoM some months ago who believes she communicates with spirits, but in any case this was the text underh the link on the Google page:
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In fact, there's a lot of weird, little anomalies that tell us we don't have this ... They went from a jumble of lowercase theories to an uppercase Theory. ... As far as I can tell, a lower case theory is equivalent to an hypothesis ... The biggest difference between a law and a theory
I went briefly to the link, and I might spend some more time this afternoon looking further, but in the years of learning from and posting on forums, I have seen a distinction pointed out many times to those who do not think which to use, t or T. I am always careful to stop and consider before deciding.
If there is not a distinction between the word with a t and with a T, how do scientists know whether they are talking about a tried and tested Theory, or the opposite!

Susan

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Free will or not? 1024 greengirl5 04-Nov-18 21:54
Re: Free will or not? 180 Itatw70s 04-Nov-18 22:51
Re: Free will or not? 146 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 00:02
Re: Free will or not? 134 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 03:19
Re: Free will or not? 137 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 04:01
Re: Free will or not? 134 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 05:01
Re: Free will or not? 131 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 05:10
Re: Free will or not? 125 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 05:25
Re: Free will or not? 132 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 06:18
The chocolate made me do it 126 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 07:35
Re: The chocolate made me do it 127 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 08:00
Re: The chocolate made me do it 128 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 09:18
Re: The chocolate made me do it 138 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 10:00
Re: The chocolate made me do it 135 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 12:18
Re: The chocolate made me do it 116 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 12:57
Re: The chocolate made me do it, but did not make me think! 121 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:25
Re: The chocolate made me do it 126 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 15:05
Security and randomness 126 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 08:19
Re: Security and randomness 119 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 12:51
Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 125 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 11:40
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 124 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 12:22
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 130 Itatw70s 05-Nov-18 12:48
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 117 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:35
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 125 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 13:04
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 126 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 15:28
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 124 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 19:57
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 126 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 20:39
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 115 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 06:21
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 119 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 09:19
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 119 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 10:37
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 121 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 14:09
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 120 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 14:23
scientific vs. clinical perspective on consciousness 120 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 19:01
Various states of consciousness 122 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 21:32
Re: Various states of consciousness 128 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 00:37
Re: Various states of consciousness 120 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 01:11
Re: Various states of consciousness 118 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 06:11
Re: Various states of consciousness 117 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 07:28
Re: Various states of consciousness 128 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 08:28
you're totally lost here 123 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 08:55
Re: you're totally lost here 122 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 09:52
Re: you're totally lost here 120 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 12:02
Re: you're totally lost here 122 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 16:03
Keep the science out 126 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 18:25
Re: Various states of consciousness 122 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 08:58
Re: Various states of consciousness 117 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 10:14
Re: Various states of consciousness 122 Eddie Larry 07-Nov-18 19:04
Re: Various states of consciousness 113 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 21:18
Was Einstein a scientist? 112 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 21:55
Not a materialist 123 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 22:14
Re: Not a materialist 115 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 01:16
Butting in 118 drrayeye 08-Nov-18 06:24
Re: Not a materialist 113 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 02:30
Re: Not a materialist 113 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 05:58
Re: Not a materialist 112 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 07:19
Re: Various states of consciousness 115 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 01:13
Re: Various states of consciousness 119 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 01:08
Re: Various states of consciousness 116 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 02:17
Re: Various states of consciousness 118 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 06:07
Interpretations 123 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 07:23
Re: Various states of consciousness 129 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 07:32
Re: Various states of consciousness 116 Eddie Larry 08-Nov-18 18:26
Re: Various states of consciousness 109 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 06:16
Re: Various states of consciousness 110 Eddie Larry 09-Nov-18 23:57
May the force be with you! 115 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 01:57
Re: May the force be with you! 117 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 02:20
Re: May the force be with you! 116 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 04:10
Re: May the force be with you! 114 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 14:10
Re: May the force be with you! 112 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 20:26
Re: Various states of consciousness 119 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 08:15
Religious leaders and others 115 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 09:55
Re: Religious leaders and others 114 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 12:04
Pathological disbeliever 119 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 20:32
Re: Pathological disbeliever 115 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 06:01
Re: Various states of consciousness 121 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 14:27
Whose fault? 119 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 21:00
Re: Whose fault? 114 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 21:12
Re: Whose fault? 121 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 06:05
Re: Whose fault? 116 greengirl5 11-Nov-18 06:38
Re: Whose fault? 115 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 07:14
Susan's sociological theory of religions 107 drrayeye 10-Nov-18 19:10
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 114 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 20:14
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 114 drrayeye 11-Nov-18 02:16
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 113 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 06:14
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 114 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 12:46
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 104 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 03:54
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 105 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 06:14
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 113 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 04:11
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 114 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 06:29
Maybe a cheer leader for science 108 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 08:34
"T of E" vs. "t of e"? 111 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 08:41
N R F 116 greengirl5 13-Nov-18 09:28
Re: "T of E" vs. "t of e"? 118 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 17:59
Re: "T of E" vs. "t of e"? 113 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 20:16
Re: "T of E" vs. "t of e"? 198 Susan Doris 14-Nov-18 02:16
Superstitious behavior 116 drrayeye 08-Nov-18 20:40
Re: Superstitious behavior 113 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 20:53
Re: Superstitious behavior 113 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 06:30
another day--another rant. 109 drrayeye 09-Nov-18 09:15
Re: another day--another rant. 116 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 11:11
Free will 109 drrayeye 10-Nov-18 08:20
Superstitions 102 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 20:48
Re: Various states of consciousness 106 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 20:49
Re: Various states of consciousness 112 Eddie Larry 08-Nov-18 04:08
You're not following 125 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 08:47
Re: Free will or not? 128 Jock 06-Nov-18 17:00
Re: Free will or not? 127 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 18:04
Re: Free will or not? 115 Jock 08-Nov-18 21:38
Re: Free will or not? 118 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 06:41
Re: Free will or not? 108 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 07:32
Re: Free will or not? 121 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 07:48
Completely off the wall 115 drrayeye 09-Nov-18 13:01
Re: Completely off the wall 118 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 13:56
Re: Completely off the wall 108 drrayeye 09-Nov-18 18:00
Re: Completely off the wall 117 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 18:31
Re: Completely off the wall 119 Jock 09-Nov-18 20:11
Contumelious 113 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 21:29
Re: Completely off the wall 115 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 08:25
Re: Completely off the wall 109 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 21:17
Re-education 108 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 21:08
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 137 M. J. Thomas 05-Nov-18 14:45
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 138 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 15:46
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 123 M. J. Thomas 06-Nov-18 10:43
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 125 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 14:13
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 122 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 14:28
So what is God to you? 126 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 21:47
Re: So what is God to you? 128 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 00:48
Re: So what is God to you? 117 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 01:21
Re: So what is God to you? 124 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 01:38
Re: So what is God to you? 119 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 02:07
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 133 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 20:04
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 135 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:51
Me too! 127 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:47
No-Name freedom.... 136 Itatw70s 06-Nov-18 01:12
The way 137 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 02:19
Re: Free will or not? 138 Itatw70s 06-Nov-18 12:25
Re: Free will or not? 131 Eddie Larry 06-Nov-18 14:34
Re: Free will or not? 127 Itatw70s 06-Nov-18 16:42
Way to go! 131 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 21:52
The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 140 Itatw70s 07-Nov-18 00:41
Re: The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 141 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 01:24
Re: The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 140 Itatw70s 07-Nov-18 12:40
Re: The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 149 Enigcom 07-Nov-18 16:15
Re: Free will or not? 152 Itatw70s 07-Nov-18 20:55
Re: Free will or not? 118 Enigcom 11-Nov-18 22:10
Re: Free will or not? 128 wilpsy3 10-Nov-18 21:39


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