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- adj. Of or pertaining to retrodiction.
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Now contrast such derivations with retrodictive derivations in which the present motions of the planets are derived from information about their future velocities and positions at t, the forces operative at t, and so on.
One possible response to this second example is to bite the bullet and to argue that from the point of view of fundamental physics, there really is no difference in the explanatory import of the retrodictive and predictive derivations, and that it is a virtue, not a defect, of the unificationist approach that it reproduces this judgment.
PK: No, there is no need to ask for an “operational” test for God, it is a retrodictive philosophical argument.
Assigning extra weight to clutch plays, along with other aspects of the win probability model used by ESPN, tends to make Total QBR more of an explanatory or retrodictive statistic than a predictive one.
… there is no need to ask for an “operational” test for God, it is a retrodictive philosophical argument.
It looks as though there will be just as many retrodictive derivations as predictive derivations, and each will require premises of exactly the same general sort ” information about positions, velocities, masses etc. and the same laws.