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It also makes sense to say that certain statements are more probable than others, even when they do not refer to the same domain of experience.

  1. For instance, one could take odds on the contention that a colony will be founded on the moon before 100m is run in under 9.0s.
  2. By taking odds one might be able to assign a probability to any statement, though, because of the marginal utility of goods, definition would be lost at the ends of the spectrum (unless comparative probabilities such as those in the previous example are adopted).
  3. However, because the set of all possible statements about possible experience is not closed, we cannot easily assign mathematical probabilities to them without slipping into non-linearity. That is, the accumulation of new statements might require a renormalisation of the whole scale of probabilities to smooth out anomalies brought about by bunching.

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