CONSILIENCE of INDUCTIONS
CONSILIENCE of INDUCTIONS takes place when an induction obtained from one class
of facts coincides with an induction obtained from a different class. This consilience is the test of the truth of the theory in which it occurs (Whewell,
Philosoph. Induct. Sci.).
Paley's Hor Paulinæ, gathering together a number of "undesigned
coincidences," is an example of the consilience of inductions.