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Not so Simple... the Surprisingly Convoluted History of Occam's Razor

 Occam’s Razor.  It is a basic scientific principle. And it says, all things being equal, the simplest explanation tends to be the right one.

— Ellie Arroway, in the 1997 film…

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Laplace great⁶-grand child!

Looking at the Family Tree application (I discovered via Peter Coles’ blog), I just found out that I was Laplace’s great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grand-child! Through Poisson and Chasles. 180 more words


Keep it Simple

One of the most important things I’ve learned over the course of my life is the wisdom of keeping things simple.  I don’t know why it is, but we humans have a tendency to overcomplicate our lives. 287 more words

From Christina

On a razors edge

“The explanation requiring the fewest assumptions is most likely to be correct”
William of Ockham

So lets assume that I feel like I’ve made a huge mistake, and let’s assume that the repercussions are irreversible and that the mistake was unintentional. 1,322 more words

The Art of Consulting - Designing (Completeness & Simplicity)

There comes a moment, after all the reading, listening, questioning, analysing, presenting and writing, when you’ve finally got to come up with an idea. You can’t defer it indefinitely. 814 more words

EC 12. Pointers No. 2

FAQs on Ch. 3 of Backhouse – the 16th Century

1.What historical event, centered in Italy, was of importance to the emergence of modern science? Explain your answer. 158 more words

Economic Thought

The Empire and Nationalism: Henry VIII's Role In The Fragmentation Of Christendom

Nationalism is a threat to the International Good, a subversion of true Patriotism. Its fruits are self-evident; endless war, tyrannical Statism, the Annihilation of Nations, and violent Racism.  592 more words