Solution: Dr. DiMarchi proposed that switching the positions of two amino acids in human insulin would create an analog with a faster time profile.Is this a hypothesis or theory?

Problem

Dr. DiMarchi proposed that switching the positions of two amino acids in human insulin would create an analog with a faster time profile.

Is this a hypothesis or theory?

Solution

We’re being asked to determine if the given statement is a theory or hypothesis:

Dr. DiMarchi proposed that switching the positions of two amino acids in human insulin would create an analog with a faster time profile.

Recall:

Observation

▪ what you see or observe what is physically happening through measurements in terms of an experiment

Law

▪ based on observation
▪ states what’s occurring or predict what’s going to happen through observations

Theory

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