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Ockham's razor also Occam's
razor (òk´emz rA´zer) noun
A rule in science and philosophy
stating that entities should not be multiplied needlessly. This rule is
interpreted to mean that the simplest of two or more competing theories
is preferable and that an explanation for unknown phenomena should first
be attempted in terms of what is already known. Also called law of parsimony.
[After William of Ockham.]
It is vain to do with more
what can be done with less.
William of Occam (attributed to)
(c. 1285-1349), English monk, philosopher. Occam's Razor.
- mentioned in the film _Contact_
track _Occam's Razor_ MP3 (192k)
by Wood Dragons
off of _L.S.C. - Big Brain/Wood Dragons - Occam's Razor_ split 12"
on Psychic Deli
- release _Occam MP3 (192k)/Arte_
12" by Monolake on EFA (1997)
- prog metal track _Occam's Razor_ MP3
by Spiral Architect
- character William Of Baskerville played by Sean Connery
in film _The
Name Of The Rose_ (vhs/ntsc)
- His name pays homage to both: a) William of Occam (1285-1349?), an English
philosopher and Scholastic theologian and b) Arthur Conan Doyle (author of
"The Hound of the Baskervilles", a Sherlock Holmes novel published