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Subject: What is Occam's Razor?

Date: Sun Sep 21 16:21:16 1997
Posted by Mike Yearling
Grade level: teacher/prof
School: academy of art college
City: san francisco State/Province: CA
Country: USA
Area of science: Other
ID: 874876876.Ot
I've heard of a scientific/philosophical principle known as Occam's 
Razor, posited by Sir William of Ockham in the twelfth century. What 
does it mean? What are some examples of its application? Where can I 
go to learn more about it?  Thank you!

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