With all due respect, I'm not confusing anything even if I was addressing the issue a little obliquely. In both cases ithe hypothesis needs to be proven, not disproven.
I'm with horatio on this. Hypotheses often cannot
be proven, no matter how much data you accumulate supporting them. On the other hand, hypotheses can be disproven fairly easily if they are wrong.
To quote Albert Einstein:
No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.