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Deduction
Deduction: In the process of deduction, you begin with some statements, called 'premises', that are assumed to be true, you then determine what else would have to be true if the premises are true.
Induction
Induction: In the process of induction, you begin with some data, and then determine what general conclusion(s) can logically be derived from those data.
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originally posted by: Profusion
It's simply people's confusion about deductive and inductive reasoning.
Deduction
Deduction: In the process of deduction, you begin with some statements, called 'premises', that are assumed to be true, you then determine what else would have to be true if the premises are true.
Induction
Induction: In the process of induction, you begin with some data, and then determine what general conclusion(s) can logically be derived from those data.
ocw.usu.edu...
All flat Earth arguments rely on inductive reasoning. Most who believe in the Flat Earth Theory want to pretend they have 'proof' that they're right. Here's the problem:
You can never prove anything is true using inductive reasoning.
I wish that were taught to everyone growing up but it isn't. I remember one of my university professors being shocked that her students didn't know the difference between deductive reasoning and inductive reasoning. I didn't understand it either at that time. I even took a university course in logic and it was all about deductive logic, not a word about inductive logic.
Parents, please teach your children about deductive and inductive reasoning. I don't know how or why it's missed so often but it's crucial...
You don't want your children to become Flat Earthers, do you?
originally posted by: LostWoods
originally posted by: Profusion
It's simply people's confusion about deductive and inductive reasoning.
Deduction
Deduction: In the process of deduction, you begin with some statements, called 'premises', that are assumed to be true, you then determine what else would have to be true if the premises are true.
Induction
Induction: In the process of induction, you begin with some data, and then determine what general conclusion(s) can logically be derived from those data.
ocw.usu.edu...
All flat Earth arguments rely on inductive reasoning. Most who believe in the Flat Earth Theory want to pretend they have 'proof' that they're right. Here's the problem:
You can never prove anything is true using inductive reasoning.
I wish that were taught to everyone growing up but it isn't. I remember one of my university professors being shocked that her students didn't know the difference between deductive reasoning and inductive reasoning. I didn't understand it either at that time. I even took a university course in logic and it was all about deductive logic, not a word about inductive logic.
Parents, please teach your children about deductive and inductive reasoning. I don't know how or why it's missed so often but it's crucial...
You don't want your children to become Flat Earthers, do you?
Deduction : proving
Induction : assuming ?