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Originally posted by mytym
Occam's razor dictates that the simplest explanation in a given circumstance is most likely the correct one (or something to that effect). In my opinion, this only serves as a crutch that people use as an excuse to stop searching and allow ignorance to reign.
The principle states that one should not make more assumptions than the minimum needed. Source
Originally posted by scientist
the problem is, these days people try to apply Ockham's Razor to EVERYTHING. It's ridiculous! It's not meant to decide whether CTs are true or not. It's not meant to be applied to religion, or emotions, or opinions, or spirituality. It's meant to be applied to SCIENCE (and not the Scientology type of science either).
Originally posted by Rren
If not the most parsimonious explanation, then what sort of explanation would you prefer?
Originally posted by Nohup
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