Child dismisses his inferences as "ludicrous."
What is scientific method as a system of inferences about definite subjects?
He draws no inferences to theology or religion, whether friendly or hostile, from his new positions.
The question of logic is how we infer in fact, as well as perfectly; and we cannot understand inference unless we consider inferences of probability of all kinds.
Thus we speak of man as essentially a rational animal, it being implied that man differs from all other animals in that he can consciously draw inferences from premises.