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unproven

adjective Pertaining or referring to that which has not been validated by repeatable experiments, or by other scientifically valid methods of determining effect or efficacy.

unproven

Dubious, nonscientific, not proven, quack, questionable, unscientific adjective Relating to that which has not been validated by reproducible experiments or other scientific methods for determining effect or efficacy
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Unproven resources comprises oil and gas that probably exists and can be produced, but that have not yet been proven through drilling.
National Football League Athletes Seeking Unproven Stem Cell Treatments"; Stem Cells and Development, 2014; 23 (SI): 60 DOI: 10.
Several judges presiding over the cases brought by patients' families ruled the Stamina treatment should be available under a law that permits the use of unproven therapies for patients who are dying and have no other options.
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Unproven therapies can be harmful in a number of ways:
legislation to permit marketing of unproven medical therapies for seriously ill patients.
For an unproven jockey, getting a Derby contender is a matter of latching onto a young horse on the way up and then continuing to make no mistakes as the animal keeps winning.
The choice of works in the current exhibition is based on this unproven hypothesis.
A study a few years ago, widely respected by various factions in the global-warming debate, concluded that reducing emissions to meet Kyoto Protocol levels would cost $220 billion to garner but $95 billion in supposed benefits, Even laying aside the unproven nature of global warming, that tactic makes little sense.
I stated, for example, that the basic mechanism of the emergence of human immunodeficiency virus "is still unproven," that "there is some evidence" for Salmonella drug resistance being acquired from fish farms in Asia, that the widely accepted belief that mad cow disease originated from scrapie in sheep is "still just a hypothesis," and that "perhaps" an infected person first introduced West Nile virus into the United States.
Millions of starving people facing almost certain death are considered less real than a remote and unproven possibility of future harm.