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# Sufficient assumption

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Just want to throw out there what I think constitutes sufficient assumption questions. Sorry if this doesn't belong here but I like to just write it out.

Sufficient assumption questions: How can we take the premises we are given and make them lead to the conclusion we are given. Obviously there is a gap, the sufficient assumption + the premises will then help lead to the conclusion.

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True, but an important caveat: A sufficient assumption can address the gap by overshooting the mark, that is, it assumes more than what is need to cover the gap. Kinda like killing a bug with a nuclear bomb.

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@uhinberg said:
True, but an important caveat: A sufficient assumption can address the gap by overshooting the mark, that is, it assumes more than what is need to cover the gap. Kinda like killing a bug with a nuclear bomb.

Thanks man!