Saturday, January 24, 2009

Occam’s Razor

This dichotomy illustrates the final Truth Movement fallacy: Occam’s Razor. Occam’s razor states that “the explanation of any phenomenon should make as few assumptions as possible, eliminating those that make no difference in the observable predictions of the explanatory hypothesis or theory.” It is a basic tenet of the scientific method, that we take the simplest of two equal hypothesis. Instead the Truth Movement creates the most convoluted and contradictory theories.

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