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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The concurrence of generalizations from separate classes of facts in logical inductions so that one set of inductive laws is found to be in accord with another set of distinct derivation.

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  • The sheer amount of consilient data from different disciplines is staggering.
  • It's exciting to see so many Nobel laureates taking this consilient approach.
  • And as far as science itself is concerned, it has become all too obvious that many scientists practice their discipline like a trade, without ever attempting to form a truly...
  • And, Dan, I’ll tie that to a short comment I recently made at your site: When horizontal or consilient thinkers leap ahead to find a vertical line, they often err. for more
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