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  • n. Plural form of inference.

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Examples

  • Now, as it is from past experience that we draw all inferences concerning the future, and as we conclude that objects will always be conjoined together which we find to have always been conjoined; it may seem superfluous to prove that this experienced uniformity in human actions is a source whence we draw _inferences_ concerning them.

    An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

  • Note, The threatenings of the word and providence of God are not bugbears, to frighten children and fools, but are certain inferences from the sin of man and certain presages of the judgments of God.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • The central pivotal issue of ID inferences is not natural vs. supernatural.

    De Facto Intelligent Design in Biology

  • He has written a paper, "Design Inferences in an Infinite Universe," criticizing design inferences from the origin of life and irreducible complexity.

    A Short Critique of Bradley Monton's Paper

  • A psychologist could draw inferences from the names that the cons have selected.

    Science Fiction

  • See, observing your surroundings, making logical inferences, and then testing those inferences is all a part of something called “the scientific process.”

    Think Progress » After hottest decade in history, senators attempt to outlaw science of global warming.

  • In a general way we may draw the following inferences from the remarks of Mr. O'Neil: (1) The tramp is stronger than organized society and cannot be put down; (2) The tramp is "shabby,"

    THE TRAMP

  • So long as science and science teachers attempt to dictate metaphysical inferences from the facts and data, the range of possible metaphysical inferences should be listed.

    Crossroads

  • "So long as science and science teachers attempt to dictate metaphysical inferences from the facts and data, the range of possible metaphysical inferences should be listed."

    Crossroads

  • The same, of course, could be said for drawing metaphysical inferences from the empirical findings of evolutionary biology.

    Crossroads

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