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Frustra fit per plura, quod potest fieri per pauciora. It is pointless to do with more what can be done with fewer.

—William of Ockham


William of Ockham probably thought of this too.

The less effort it takes to process a factual claim, the more accurate it seems.

Katy Waldman in Slate writes about The Science of Truthiness… 221 more words

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Occam's Razor

Occam’s razor is a logical and philosophical principle stated by the medieval scholar William of Ockham (1285–1347/49). It gives precedence to simplicity; that is to say, of two or more competing theories, the simpler explanation of an entity is to be preferred. 199 more words