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31 May 2009

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Anon

Three versions of Occam's razor? Don't you know that the simplest version is probably the right version?

Barnaby Dawson

I think the anonymous comment may have been intended as a joke. But I think it can actually be phrased as valid application of Occam's razor. The issue then would be that the first two 'versions' of Occam's razor have substantial evidence against them whereas the third does not. Hence we should accept the only version which is not contradicted by the evidence.

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