lex parsimoniae

I was shaving with my trusty Schick razorand thought Occam’s razor, not a blade but every bit as cutting.Friar William of Occam, the logician created he principle that asserts- Anything can be explainedas the lex parsimoniae literally “entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem”, roughly translated as “entities must not be multiplied beyond necessity”.

This is usuallyparaphrased as “All other things being equal, the simplest solution is the best.”

I steamed my face with a hot cloth and let the refreshing mist refresh my existence. Williamalso thought that “no more things should be presumed to exist than are absolutely necessary.”

I was quite satisfied with “what is” myself.

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