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Inductive vs. Deductive Reasoning
Season 1, Episode 13 • 11-Nov-2020
Can science really “prove” things? To find out, let’s look at the difference between two types of reasoning. Deductive reasoning starts with a known ‘big picture’ of reality and draws little bits of information from it. Inductive reasoning, however, starts with little bits of information and tries to guess how they fit together. Science is inductive, so is a logically fallacious starting point for “truth.”
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