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  • v. Present participle of retrodict.


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  • In retrodicting the past, we have recourse to “memories” and “records,” which we can take as mostly-reliable indicators of events that actually happened.

    Remembering the Past is Like Imagining the Future

  • A thor - oughly scientific mind quite devoid of credulity could remain committed to Judaism or Christianity, believe in God, and accept such crucial miracle stories without abandoning a scientific attitude, i.e., he could accept all the findings of science and accept its authority as the most efficient method for ascertaining what is the case when ascertaining what is the case comes to predicting and retrodicting classes of experimentally repeatable events or processes.


  • Collingham YC, Willis SG, Gregory RD, Smith KW, et al. (2008) Performance of climate envelope models in retrodicting recent changes in bird population size from observed climatic change.

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