Talk:Reliability theory of aging and longevity

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Not a "theory"[edit]

If the article is kept at AfD, it needs to be moved as this is obviously not a theory but a hypothesis. I know most people confound the two, but a theory comes close to established fact (i.e., evolution, relativity, and such), whereas a hypothesis is more tentative. --Randykitty (talk) 14:55, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

Response: In peer reviewed literature this is called "The reliability theory..." (J Theor Biol. 2001 Dec 21;213(4):527-45. The reliability theory of aging and longevity). The status as a theory has been accepted by the professional community and not challenged in subsequent publications in the field. The theory status is justified.-- 17:40, 14 December 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.61.107.132 (talk)
Yep, most people confound the two... --Randykitty (talk) 18:03, 14 December 2014 (UTC)