March 29, 2009

Occam’s Razor

Filed under: 1 — ruleswatch @ 9:04 am

Occam’s razor is an analytical proposition developed by a 14th century English friar, William of Ockham (Occam): “Entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily.” (The simplest answer is the preferred solution to any problem.) Over time the razor has been filed and stropped into a series of competing alternatives. They include (pick one):The simplest answer is usually/probably/often/sometimes/perhaps could be the best solution to any analytical problem.”

Use at your own risk.


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