Scientific theory

Scientific theory: Several alternative definitions have been proposed, but most people would define a scientific theory as an organized set of propositions designed to describe some aspect of the natural world, including aspects and behavior of individuals and social groups.

Source: What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford, 2004-11.