“The Real Occam’s Razor”

Michael Dickens connects two quotes which belong together.  First there’s Occam’s Razor:

Never increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything

And then Einstein’s superbly adds the missing qualification:

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.

In both of these statements of the importance of parsimony are the reasons why Intelligent Design does not qualify as a good example of a the sort of “simple” explanation philosophy and science look for.

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