[ExI] Occam's razor

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 20 22:12:31 UTC 2023

Just reading An Immense World, by Ed Jong (author of I Contain
Multitudes).  Surprisingly, he makes a common error:  he wrote that Occam's
Razor meant that the simplest explanation is the best.  Totally wrong.  It
is as likely to be wrong as any other explanation.

It means that the simplest explanation is preferred because it involves the
fewest assumptions (entities, Occam wrote), and as we know, assumptions can
be wrong.

Agree?   bill w
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