Occam’s razor is a nice guideline but not a great way to do EVERYTHING because we don’t always HAVE all of the necessary variables,

Indeed. There’s nothing special about “smallest number of assumptions”. Occam’s razor is a nice guideline but not a great way to do EVERYTHING because we don’t always HAVE all of the necessary variables, just the minimum required to prove a point… which sometimes isn’t enough in the grand scheme.

 

(grand scheme being a metaphor for “encompassing reality as it is”… or at least as best as we’re able to do. We can ALWAYS do better)

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