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Single Idea 14340

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / D. Laws of Nature / 4. Regularities / a. Regularity theory]

Full Idea

It is no doubt a true regularity that every time I sneeze, someone, somewhere in the world, immediately coughs.

Gist of Idea

It is a regularity that whenever a person sneezes, someone (somewhere) promptly coughs


Stephen Mumford (Dispositions [1998], 10.4)

Book Reference

Mumford,Stephen: 'Dispositions' [OUP 1998], p.222

A Reaction

Not a huge problem for the regularity theory of laws, but the first challenge that it must meet.