Consilience

In science and history, consilience (also convergence of evidence or concordance of evidence) refers to the principle that evidence from independent, unrelated sources can `converge` to strong conclusions. That is, when multiple sources of evidence are in agreement, the conclusion can be very strong even when none of the individual sources of ev.....
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Consilience

• (n.) Act of concurring; coincidence; concurrence.
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Consilience

[book] Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge is a 1998 book by biologist E. O. Wilson. In this book, Wilson discusses methods that have been used to unite the sciences and might in the future unite them with the humanities. Wilson prefers and uses the term consilience to describe the synthesis of knowledge from different specialized fields of...
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Consilience

Con·sil'i·ence noun [ con- + salire to leap.] Act of concurring; coincidence; concurrence. « The consilience of inductions takes place when one class of facts coincides with an induction obtained from another different class. Whewell. »
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consilience

concurrence; coincidence
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Consilience

Whewell calls 'consilience of inductions' what occurs when a hypothesis gives us the 'rule and reason' not only of the class of facts contemplated in its construction, but also, unexpectedly, of some class of facts altogether different. -- C.J.D.
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