A philosophical principle traditionally attributed to William of Ockham (1285-1349) applied in areas of philosophy and science. Literally, the principle states that "Entities are not to be multiplied beyond necessity." Simply put, " All things being equal, the simplest explanation is the best one. "
posted on 10/31/2006 5:45:33 AM PST
("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
Did they make it into a movie yet?
posted on 10/31/2006 5:56:45 AM PST
I've also heard it phrased as "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof."
posted on 10/31/2006 6:09:11 AM PST
(Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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