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A Dialogue on Occam’s Razor

Previously: Please Stop Misunderstanding Occam's Razor. What is Occam's Razor? It is an academic principle attributed to 14th Century English Franciscan William of Ockham (apparently we've all been butchering his name all this time, who knew?). It is stated thusly: Entities should not be multiplied without necessity. It's not very precise, like my "we decide… Continue reading A Dialogue on Occam’s Razor

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Please Stop Misunderstanding Occam’s Razor

It might be the case that everything you think you’re seeing is an illusion, a trick being played by some evil demon who has both malicious intent and perfect control over your experience. You could try to test things around you very carefully to see if you can find evidence of the demon’s trickery, but if they’re… Continue reading Please Stop Misunderstanding Occam’s Razor