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The agreement of two or more inductions drawn from different sets of data; concurrence.

[Probably coined by William Whewell (1794-1866), British scientist and philosopher, as if from New Latin *cōnsilīre, to leap together (Latin com-, com- + Latin -silīre, combining form of salīre, to leap, as in resilīre, to leap back; see resile) + -ence.]

con·sil′i·ent adj.
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Wallace's book-that-never-was, Costa suggests, would have likely posited Lyell's anti-transmutational claims as its foil and would have justified its position on transmutation with consilient evidence from his 1855 Sarawak Law paper ("On the Law Which Has Regulated the Introduction of New Species") and his 1858 Ternate essay ("On the Tendency of Varieties to Depart Indefinitely from the Original Type"), which outlined the mechanism of species transmutation.
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