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Suppose, for instance, that an agnostically derived measure of ideology identifies a particular judge as liberal.
In what would become a standard approach, he confronted the data agnostically with 25 financial ratios and ran several different specifications in search of the best fit.
This has already been highlighted as a major constraint on the establishment of entrepreneurship as a discrete academic discipline (Harrison & Leitch, 1996), and is reflected in a recent statement that "entrepreneurship research is and should be breaking away from more applied economics, psychology, or sociology research and instead appropriate agnostically from the theories that can provide the greatest explanatory power" (Phan, 2004, p.
"Peregrine's service solutions help IT organization evolve their processes and work agnostically with other IT solutions.
(174) The reasonable use standard was "an open-ended formula through which common law judges could implement their own conceptions of desirable social policy." (175) What I described above, somewhat agnostically, as the value-maximizing tendency of reasonable use is viewed by Horwitz in more political terms, as "central ...
Not many people approach this issue agnostically, but, as Zimring notes, many are ambivalent about capital punishment and not well-versed in its history.
However, lexical theory is so "desperate" for progress that it might be well to simply try to refine insights such as the key-letter system, rather than to stand by, "agnostically," waiting for some massive solution that may not be forthcoming without some more intuitive interim leaps, such as the one proposed here.
We need to make the presidency "strange" again by approaching it agnostically. We need to expand our reading lists, asking what fields like sociology, anthropology, and cultural studies can tell us about an institution we have come to know too well.
To news reports of "astonished radar operators" tracing the just-deceased Father Divine leaving earth's gravity after a celestial launch by his supporters, the authors reply agnostically: "Who knows, a thousand years from now, though highly improbable, the world may worship a God, combusted in Harlem, who flew back to heaven in an ancient airplane" (232).
Calabresi proposed defining cause "agnostically" as a before-the-fact "increase in risk." So, if an activity increases the chances of a kind of injury ex ante, that activity causes the injury.