<quoted text>Listen up, gimp, a hypothesis IS speculation...conjecture. BTW, proving what caused the molecules to "lean" one way instead of the other is NOT proving that it's what caused life itself. You don't know that it was a catalyst OF life.
Gimp? I will have to look that up.
At any rate your statement is still wrong. In science a hypothesis does not mean the same thing as speculation or conjecture. Speculation can come first but it is not a hypothesis. To have a hypothesis means you have an explanation that is consistent with the available data and a means to falsify (test the hypothesis). Once that hypothesis is tested you have a theory. In real life it is dirtier than this, but essentially this spells it out.
As to the second part of your statement we DO know the catalyst of life. It is called chemistry.
Yes that is cheeky, but it is still true. Chemicals tend to evolve over time. through interactions with each other and sources of energy. That is just the way mater in our universe is.