Thursday, June 16, 2005

Occam's Razor aka simple design

Occam's Razor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "In its simplest form, Occam's Razor states that one should make no more assumptions than needed. When multiple explanations are available for a phenomenon, the simplest version is preferred. A charred tree on the ground could be caused by a landing alien ship or a lightning strike. According to Occam's Razor, the lightning strike is the preferred explanation as it requires the fewest assumptions."

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