What type of reasoning uses the general knowledge of science to make predictions about specific cases?

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Logic of science
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Predictions can be derived from the knowledge of universal rules, like "every human needs food to survive" and specific initial situations, like "that being is human". From these 2 sentences we can derive the specific prediction: "that human will need food soon or later".

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