I would like some clarification on deduction and induction. I have heard scientists claim to use deductive reasoning. In each case, the scientists use a hypothetical syllogism, such as modus ponens.
I am confused about this because I noticed inductive arguments can be made into deductive form if conditionals are used. For example, consider this case: If an argument contains a conditional statement, then it is deductive reasoning. This inductive argument(X)can be re-worded to contain a conditional statement on the spot when asked. Therefore this inductive argument (X) is deductive reasoning. According to the example given, all arguments are deductive! Some help and clarification please? Are all arguments with at least one If . . . then . . . premise deductive by definition alone? Should inductive arguments be inductive no matter what form because the conclusions are not guaranteed from the premises?