Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Occam's Razor

Of two equivalent theories or explanations, all other
things being equal, the simpler one is to be preferred.

Occam’s (or Ockham’s) razor is a principle attributed to the 14th century logician and Franciscan friar William of Ockham. Ockham was the village in the English county of Surrey where he was born.

First heard of it while watching an episode of House.

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