[FoRK] That's a bunch of Malarkey

J. Andrew Rogers andrew at jarbox.org
Tue Jan 20 00:01:22 PST 2015


> On Jan 19, 2015, at 10:58 AM, Gregory Alan Bolcer <greg at bolcer.org> wrote:
> Occam's razor is a scientific principle, aka a philosophical heuristic to
> problem solving.   Pascal's payout matrix is solved using a computation.


Occam’s Razor is a bit more than a philosophical heuristic though it is often presented that way. It is also an expression of a general mathematical theorem, admittedly proved millennia after the existence of the heuristic. Occam’s Razor, used correctly, is not excludable in any rigorous discussion.





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