Re: virus: Pancritical rationality

tom.holz (
Fri, 04 Apr 1997 19:26:04 -0400

>Raven #1 is black. (observation)
>Raven #2 is black. (observation)
>Raven #3 is black. (observation)
>Therefore all ravens are black.

I was just taught that (weak) induction went like this:

If, assuming Raven #X is black, Raven #(X+1) can be proven to black, and
Raven #1 is observed to be black, then all ravens are black.

Were you describing more common logical error made by many (lesser <g>)
people in their models of reality?


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