Schwanenobertongesang [Swanovertonesong] 3 Comments acreglock March 18, 2021, 23:02 quack quack get out quack quack get out quack quack get out of town 😉 no word for cygnet in German either … but always a symbol of enduring love “For example, a man who had seen a great many white swans might argue, by our principle, that on the data it was probable that all swans were white, and this might be a perfectly sound argument. The argument is not disproved by the fact that some swans are black, because a thing may very well happen in spite of the fact that some data render it improbable. In the case of the swans, a man might know that colour is a very variable characteristic in many species of animals, and that, therefore, an induction as to colour is peculiarly liable to error. But this knowledge would be a fresh datum, by no means proving that the probability relatively to our previous data had been wrongly estimated. The fact, therefore, that things often fail to fulfill our expectations is no evidence that our expectations will not probably be fulfilled in a given case or a given class of cases. Thus our inductive principle is at any rate not capable of being disproved by an appeal to experience. The inductive principle, however, is equally incapable of being proved by an appeal to experience.” — Bertrand Russell. 1912. “On Induction” The Problems of Philosophy Markus ( M Punkt Karl) March 19, 2021, 19:43 Schwanenobertongesang Oberton aus letzter Kehle Schwanendunst und Nebelschwaden Grauer Pappelhain um Mitleid buhlt bis all die Tode nur noch Schatten sind in schwarzer Nacht In Sicht das letzte Ufer winkt in Stille acreglock March 23, 2021, 01:16 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLLL1KxpYMA Comments are now closed for this post.