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Bronchial Asthma and Atopy: A Concorded Hypothesis by Alex Dunedin

This is a thesis examining bronchial asthma and allergic conditions (Type 1 Hypersensitivity) postulating them as a result of a deficiency of the enzyme lipoprotein lipase and glucuronidation which functions in phase II detoxification processes. Structured and laid out as an example of a concorded hypothesis for the purposes of examining methodologies in the the sciences and knowledge production, the document is designed to provoke and facilitate discussion on the formation of hypotheses. Read more

Hypothesis, Theory, Model and Law

When thinking about ideas in a scientific context the ideas in question get described according to the level of corroboration and scrutiny they have recieved. In scientific disciplines, the words, “hypothesis”, “theory”, “model” and “law” hold different connotations in relation to the stage of acceptance or knowledge about a group of phenomena or ideas.