• frank
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    Because there is a logical inference that since it has worked in the past, we may as well give it a try.LD Saunders

    Are you sure that's a logical inference?
  • LD Saunders
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    Frank: Yes, I am sure that is a logical inference. Sure, there is the problem with the circularity of inductive reasoning, but, this is what science heavily relies upon. Would it really make sense that if B follows A, we should then no longer try doing A to bring about B? If we had a tire low on air pressure and we raised the pressure by blowing air into it, then should we try sucking air out to raise the pressure next time?
  • frank
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    Would it really make sense that if B follows A, we should then no longer try doing A to bring about B?LD Saunders

    There just isn't any logical argument that allows us to conclude that the world of the future will resemble the world of the past.
  • Terrapin Station
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    When I first saw this thread on the list, by the way, I was guessing it was going to be a proposed forum name change.
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