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retrodiction

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics — Philosophy.

The act of predicting the yet undiscovered results of past events. Useful theories of evolution should allow retrodictions that can be validated by looking in the right places within the...

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retrodiction

Robert C. King, William D. Stansfield and Pamela K. Mulligan.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 33 words.

the act of predicting the yet undiscovered results of past events. Useful theories of evolution should allow retrodictions that can

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retrodiction

Robert C. King, Pamela K. Mulligan and William D. Stansfield.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 33 words.

the act of predicting the yet undiscovered results of past events. Useful theories of evolution should allow retrodictions that can

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retrodiction

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics — Philosophy.

The act of predicting the yet undiscovered results of past events. Useful theories of evolution should allow retrodictions that can be validated by looking in the right places within the...

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retrodiction

Simon Blackburn.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Philosophy. 36 words.

The hypothesis that some event happened in the past, as opposed to the prediction that an event will happen in

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retrodiction

Simon Blackburn.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Philosophy. 36 words.

The hypothesis that some event happened in the past, as opposed to the prediction that an event will happen in

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Intersecting Processes Are Necessary Explanantia for Evolutionary Biology, but Challenge Retrodiction

Eric Bapteste and Gemma Anderson.

in Everything Flows

May 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Metaphysics. 7756 words.

Processes are ubiquitous in biology and play a key explanatory role in evolutionary biology, where they are frequently depicted by patterns. In particular, phylogenetic trees represent...

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astronomy

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 461 words.

The goal of Greek planetary astronomy was accurate prediction (or retrodiction) of planetary, solar, and lunar phenomena from geometrical theory.

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Quantum measurements: a modern view for quantum optics experimentalists

Aephraim M. Steinberg.

in Quantum Optics and Nanophotonics

May 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 22748 words.

This chapter introduces the theory and practice of various approaches to measuring quantum systems, focusing on quantum-optical settings, including monitored spontaneous emission, the...

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Time travel

George Jaroszkiewicz.

in Images of Time

January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 4885 words.

This chapter discusses the relationship of information flow to time travel. The issues with retarded and anticipatory equations of motion are reviewed, with commentary on prediction and...

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The hawking information loss paradox: the anatomy of controversy

G Belot, J Earman and L Ruetsche.

in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

June 1999; p ublished online June 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Science and Mathematics. 0 words.

Stephen Hawking has argued that universes containing evaporating black holes can evolve from pure initial states to mixed final ones. Such evolution is non-unitary and so contravenes...

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Introduction

Paul Giles.

in Backgazing: Reverse Time in Modernist Culture

February 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 14431 words.

Drawing on theories of temporality and anthropology, and focusing in particular on Paul Ricoeur’s notion of ‘retrodiction,’ this Introduction lays out a framework for understanding...

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