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Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

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4:50p
Consider a population X and a characteristic Y.

At what proportion of the population sharing that characteristic is it reasonable to move from a statement "some X are Y" to "X are Y"?

Transition from "some" to (implicit) "all"

50%
0(0.0%)
75%
2(16.7%)
90%
0(0.0%)
95%
2(16.7%)
99%
1(8.3%)
99.9%
1(8.3%)
99.99%
0(0.0%)
99.999%
0(0.0%)
99.9999%
0(0.0%)
99.99999%
0(0.0%)
99.999999%
0(0.0%)
100%
6(50.0%)

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