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Response to Zalatix (Original post)

Sun Jun 17, 2012, 01:30 AM

3. Terrible misuse of William of Ockham

Ockam's razor (Occam is okay) states the principle of parsimony, that an explanation which is best is the one with the fewest unnecessary entities. The razor slices them off because they have no explanatory power.

I am sorry, but I don't understand where what you are going on about has anything to do with parsimony. As a metaphor, I don't see the analogy.

But I agree with your post otherwise. I am just being a bit of a pedant about Occam/Ockam.

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