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Single Idea 9416

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

Full Idea

It seems that the fewer the instances, the more likely it is that there be a regularity, ..and if there are no cases at all, and no S is P, that is a regularity.

Gist of Idea

Regularities are more likely with few instances, and guaranteed with no instances!


Stephen Mumford (Laws in Nature [2004], 03.3)

Book Reference

Mumford,Stephen: 'Laws in Nature' [Routledge 2006], p.39

A Reaction

[He attributes the second point to Molnar]