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December 08, 2003

Let me induce...deduce...hypothesize...theorize....(?)

Here are the current results from the poll for GNXP readers:

100 people knew the definition for both deduction & induction.
4 people knew only induction.
10 people knew only deduction.
7 people knew neither induction or deduction.

Hunch: In the general population, there will be a higher proportion of people who will know the definition for deduction than for induction.

Post in the near future: In Praise of Patterns.

A mild suggestion for readers: an introductory survey of set theory and probability (which godless alluded to in the previous post) serves one well in making heads or tails in these discussions (the venn diagram for the above results is pretty obvious).

Posted by razib at 12:01 PM