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    Is it true that inductive reasoning is invalid?
    The Sun rises everyday. Inductive reasoning tells us that it will rise tomorrow. I know philosophers that do not hold this true.
    Is inductive reasoning reflected in what we feel about dying.
    We know we are going to die someday but we do not believe in it. Is this due to inductive reasoning too. We see ourselves alive each day and start believing that we will not die.


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    Quote Originally Posted by parag29 View Post
    Is it true that inductive reasoning is invalid?
    The Sun rises everyday. Inductive reasoning tells us that it will rise tomorrow. I know philosophers that do not hold this true.
    Is inductive reasoning reflected in what we feel about dying.
    We know we are going to die someday but we do not believe in it. Is this due to inductive reasoning too. We see ourselves alive each day and start believing that we will not die.
    No. Inductive reasoning is highly valuable, when properly used - i.e. by those who are not idiots.


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    Is it true that inductive reasoning is invalid?


    I hope not, since scientific method is almost entirely inductive reasoning.
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