I want a word for when you apply the same treatment to any object that possesses some measurable quality, regardless of its measure.
For example, we work at a potato chip (crisp) plant and are tasked with inspecting the bags. If we find that some bags deviate from the expected weight too much, we throw them in the trash. I wrote
A lot of chips are lost because we discard the deviant bags without scrutiny.
But we are scrutinizing the bags, we just aren't adapting our treatment of the bags according to their individual properties - for instance, if a bag weighs too much instead of too little, maybe it would be smarter to eat it for lunch or do whatever with it. But we're just throwing them in the trash, without _______.
Or perhaps we are wondering what film to watch tonight. We apply the rule "only movies with a 90%+ rating on RT", ignoring the rest without ______.
Closer inspection? Doesn't really work for the same reason - we may be identifying the deviant bags/low-rated films after super close inspection. What's interesting is what we do after inspecting them.