I want to begin with two intriguing quotations. The first is a passage quoted by John Cottingham in his book, The Spiritual Dimension, in which he mentions what C. S. Pierce calls “abductive inference,” or “inference to the best explanation.” The passage is from Simon Blackburn’s book, Think.
Larson, Gerald J.
"Yoga's 'A-Theistic'-Theism: A New Way of Thinking About God,"
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