## Aspects of Scientific Explanation: And Other Essays in the Philosophy of Science |

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length, but intervals of different lengths will occur with different

scintillations is s seconds, then the probability for two successive scintillations to

be separated by ...

length, but intervals of different lengths will occur with different

**statistical****probabilities**. Specifically, if the mean time interval between successivescintillations is s seconds, then the probability for two successive scintillations to

be separated by ...

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The function of the words 'it is practically certain that' is clear : they indicate that

the logical connection between

empirical frequency statements associated with them is inductive rather than

deductive.

The function of the words 'it is practically certain that' is clear : they indicate that

the logical connection between

**statistical probability**statements and theempirical frequency statements associated with them is inductive rather than

deductive.

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It is proper because theorems of pure mathematical

provide an explanation of empirical subject matter. They may therefore be

discounted when we inquire whether s-k might not give us

specifying the ...

It is proper because theorems of pure mathematical

**probability**theory cannotprovide an explanation of empirical subject matter. They may therefore be

discounted when we inquire whether s-k might not give us

**statistical**lawsspecifying the ...

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### Contents

Studies in the Logic of Confirmation | 3 |

Postscript 1964 on Confirmation | 47 |

Inductive Inconsistencies | 53 |

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