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Unformatted text preview: in the following figure, rather it changes gradually and continuously like the solid line. Except in the most trivial of cases decisions must be based on information which can take on any value. We cannot wait for a sledge hammer. The infinite series of ratios, each one slightly larger than the one before, is well illustrated by the increasing light levels with sunrise. The task is to decide when is it daylight. Further, the results of decisions are not always equal and irrelevant. You cannot simply do whatever you feel like doing at the time. Decisions must in fact be based on a weighing of the pros and cons of each outcome and comparing the net result to your criterion or the point you choose for when enough is enough. Both science and law reject capricious decisions....
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