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**Mesopredator release hypothesis**— Raccoons (Procyon lotor) and skunks (Mephitis mephitis) are mesopredators, here they share cat food in a suburban backyard. The mesopredator release hypothesis is a relatively new hypothesis from 1988[1] which describes the …112

**Variability hypothesis**— The variability hypothesis originated in the early nineteenth century with Johann Meckel who argued that females are more variable than males. Because he considered males to be the superior animal Meckel concluded that variation was a sign of… …113

**Cosmic censorship hypothesis**— The weak and the strong cosmic censorship hypotheses are two mathematical conjectures about the structure of singularities arising in general relativity. Singularities that arise in the solutions of Einstein s equations are typically hidden… …114

**Duesberg hypothesis**— The Duesberg hypothesis is the claim, associated with University of California, Berkeley professor Peter Duesberg, that various non infectious factors such as recreational and pharmaceutical drug use are the cause of AIDS, and that HIV (human… …115

**Griesbach hypothesis**— The Griesbach hypothesis is an early 19th century solution to the synoptic problem. It gives priority to the Gospel of Matthew, portrays the gospel of Luke as based on it, and the gospel of Mark as based on both. This hypothesis was proposed as… …116

**Random walk hypothesis**— The random walk hypothesis is a financial theory stating that stock market prices evolve according to a random walk and thus the prices of the stock market cannot be predicted. It has been described as jibing with the efficient market hypothesis …117

**CLAW hypothesis**— The CLAW hypothesis proposes a feedback loop that operates between ocean ecosystems and the Earth s climateCharlson, R. J., Lovelock, J. E., Andreae, M. O. and Warren, S. G. (1987). [http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v326/n6114/abs/326655a0.htm… …118

**Extraterrestrial hypothesis**— [ 200px|thumb|Right|Amateur photographs from Sheffield, England, 4 March 1962 Minneapolis, Minnesota, 20 October 1960. Taken from a 1997 CIA training manual. [Haines, Gerald K, [https://www.cia.gov/csi/studies/97unclass/ufo.html A Die Hard Issue …119

**Kurgan hypothesis**— The Kurgan hypothesis (also theory or model) is a model of early Indo European origins, which postulates that the Kurgan culture of the Pontic steppe were the most likely speakers of the reconstructed Proto Indo European language. Though… …120

**Dirac large numbers hypothesis**— Paul Dirac The Dirac large numbers hypothesis (LNH) is an observation made by Paul Dirac in 1937 relating ratios of size scales in the Universe to that of force scales. The ratios constitute very large, dimensionless numbers: some 40 orders of… …