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A. Neumaier
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May3-11, 02:06 AM
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An infinite number of experiments never seemed to me like a very reasonable way to build a physical theory.
Infinity is well approximated in practice by sufficiently large numbers.

With fewer observations one simply gets less accurate results - as always in physics.
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And sometimes we don't get more than one experiment!
Applying probability theory to single instances is foolish.