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    'Inductive inference hasn't let me down in the past so I have no reason to think inductive inference will let me down in the future'.

    Does anyone have an personal stories about how the above example of inductive inference has let them down in the past and how they go about guarding against it happening again in the future?
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    Why is this in SF?
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    30 Oct '14 05:38
    Originally posted by moonbus
    Why is this in SF?
    Because answers are likely to be about the human spirit and the human condition and could also be about the part inductive inferences play in forming [spiritual] beliefs and in modifying them over time as experience and reflection take effect.
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    30 Oct '14 11:14
    Originally posted by moonbus
    Why is this in SF?
    You like to ask this question don't you? Touch of the controlfreak maybe?
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    30 Oct '14 11:46
    Originally posted by FMF
    Because answers are likely to be about the human spirit and the human condition and could also be about the part inductive inferences play in forming [spiritual] beliefs and in modifying them over time as experience and reflection take effect.
    In that case, I agree to participate.

    Inductive inference HAS let me down in the past, and THAT is why I will continue to re-examine and, if necessary, modify my beliefs in the future, including my beliefs about the trustworthiness of inductive inference.
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    30 Oct '14 12:21
    Originally posted by FMF
    [b]'Inductive inference hasn't let me down in the past so I have no reason to think inductive inference will let me down in the future'.

    Does anyone have an personal stories about how the above example of inductive inference has let them down in the past and how they go about guarding against it happening again in the future?[/b]
    Isn't this just another name for stupidity?
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    30 Oct '14 12:40
    Originally posted by checkbaiter
    Isn't this just another name for stupidity?
    Which bit strikes you as "stupidity"? The tongue-in-cheek 'quote' in bold?
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    30 Oct '14 13:04
    This Wiki article makes inductive inference clear as a bell:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomonoff's_theory_of_inductive_inference
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    30 Oct '14 13:20
    Originally posted by FMF
    Which bit strikes you as "stupidity"? The tongue-in-cheek 'quote' in bold?
    I was referring to this....

    http://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-inductive-reasoning.html
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    30 Oct '14 13:21
    Originally posted by FMF
    [b]'Inductive inference hasn't let me down in the past so I have no reason to think inductive inference will let me down in the future'.

    Does anyone have an personal stories about how the above example of inductive inference has let them down in the past and how they go about guarding against it happening again in the future?[/b]
    I've found my inductive inference to be 100% right all the time! 😵
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    30 Oct '14 14:37
    Originally posted by whodey
    I've found my inductive inference to be 100% right all the time! 😵
    You
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    boy, you !
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    30 Oct '14 14:53
    Originally posted by checkbaiter
    I was referring to this....

    http://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-inductive-reasoning.html
    Which ones strike you as "stupidity"?
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    30 Oct '14 15:05
    Originally posted by FMF
    Which ones strike you as "stupidity"?
    As far as the examples? All the ones where people assume.
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    30 Oct '14 15:07
    Originally posted by checkbaiter
    As far as the examples? All the ones where people assume.
    Do you have any story about how inductive inference has let you down in the past and how you have gone about guarding against it happening again in the future?
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    30 Oct '14 15:27
    Originally posted by FMF
    Do you have any story about how inductive inference has let you down in the past and how you have gone about guarding against it happening again in the future?
    I'll have to think about that one, do you?
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