I wanted to ask the question, which is a "better" form of argument, inductive reasoning or deductive reasoning?
By way of review, inductive reasoning is the reasoning based on experience and experiement, while deductive is based on logical steps forming an arugment. For example a research scientist tends to use inductive (he tries things) while a theoretical scientist uses deductive (he writes things down on the white board to see what he can calculate and predict).
I am inviting students to leave a comment saying which one they think is the "Better" of the two and to provide some kind of explanation of why they trust that kind of reasoning more than the other. Parents are also encouraged to leave a comment (which can earn 1 additional BP for their student).
Dr. Sheldon Cooper (theoretical scientist) and Penny.
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