principle of indifference

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principle of indifference

n
(Philosophy) the principle that, in the absence of any reason to expect one event rather than another, all the possible events should be assigned the same probability. See mathematical probability
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We are looking for the athletes that consistently performed across the Grand Prixes, internationally, who can get the scores and who are most likely to perform well at the Olympics," Auxier said, praising Miner's "amazing, lights-out performance" but deeming it insufficient reason to give Miner an Olympic berth.
What we have insufficient reason of getting the thing we want from any other part of the year can be granted this time around.
One caveat: The Syrian drought, however severe, is in itself insufficient reason for this conflict.
Gadomski had been arrested on a couple of misdemeanor offenses some years before, had not been convicted in either case, and the decision ruled that this alone was insufficient reason to deny a license.
Dahlin and Unni considered the presence of an osteocartilaginous exostosis insufficient reason for surgical extirpation because malignant transformation is so rare.
Not a word about the fact that Broad had palpably edged the ball to a fielder which, last time I looked, meant he was out, but had decided that was insufficient reason for him to leave the field.
This is necessary, he says, because the poor's "neediness as such" is insufficient reason to trigger such an extensive requirement (p.
Last year, Blair stated to Fern Britton on UK TV that he would use any means to achieve regime change in Iraq, even aware as a fully qualified lawyer that regime change is insufficient reason under International Law to invade a foreign country.
Although the IAEA management deemed the evidence supporting these concerns insufficient reason to include the annex in the public report, these concerns nonetheless merit investigation.
Hizbullah occasionally raises the demand for the Seven Villages as part of its ongoing psychological warfare against Israel, hinting that winning back the Shebaa Farms alone is insufficient reason for the party to disarm.
I disagree with the USPSTF's 2007 decision that there is insufficient reason to screen males for chlamydia.
However, a busy ED is insufficient reason to dissuade a patient from being reevaluated if customary standards so dictate.