It’s 17:27 and I am ready for bed. Seems it has been dark for hours. I’ll be celebrating soon. Spent the last few days crocheting hats for Christmas gifts. Working on a monogrammed scarf for a niece. Having trouble feeling the needle so it’s not much fun. Hope I don’t have to give it up entirely.
Then when I crochet my fingers get all bunched up and I have trouble straightening them. I suppose I could find new hobbies if I have to give up those two.
Watched a fascinating movie/documentary – The Barkley Marathons It’s an insane 100-mile race through the Tennessee woods. Consists of 5 loops of 20 miles each and it is to be completed in 60 hours. Amazing endurance. Worth watching.
It’s really terrible when you’ve sworn off cookies, cakes, etc and then have a terrible craving for something sweet!!!! I don’t even have regular tea that I sweeten. Only have herb tea and I could add some sugar or honey. An apple will do I think!
Occam’s razor is a principle first developed by the Franciscan friar and philosopher, William of Ockham.
Whilst it is likely that the philosophy was posthumously attributed to him, as it was based upon common medieval philosophy, it seems to be a result of his minimalist lifestyle.
Occam’s razor is more commonly described as ‘the simplest answer is most often correct,’ although this is an oversimplification. The ‘correct’ interpretation is that entities should not be multiplied needlessly.
Researchers should avoid ‘stacking’ information to prove a theory if a simpler explanation fits the observations. Occam’s razor is the process of paring down information to make finding the truth easier.
In science, it is getting rid of all the assumptions that make no difference to the predictions of the hypothesis. If you have a few hypotheses that could explain an observation, it is usually best to start with the simplest one.