When we see a bird that looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, paying attention to Occam's razor
, we have to infer that this bird must be a duck.
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Why wouldn't Occam's razor
be an essential tool in God's toolkit?
I doubt that lefty Craig Boddington has all his safari rifles rebored for a left-hand twist, so I guess I will go with Occam's razor
on this one.
, which holds that among competing hypotheses the simplest one with the fewest assumptions should be selected, compels this writer to conclude that explanations like emissions of radioactive gas or electrical discharges in levitated clouds of dust should be taken with a boulder-sized grain of salt.
The topics include a dynamical neural simulation of feature=based attention and binding in a recurrent model of the ventral stream, the importance of low spatial frequencies for categorizing emotional facial expressions, an information-theory analysis and a connectionist model of sentence comprehension as mental simulation, a first approach to an artificial networked cognitive control system based on the shared circuits model of sociocognitive capacities, Occam's razor
and Hegel's hair gel as issues in computational modeling, and what humanoid robots offer experimental psychology.
They'd do well to acquaint themselves with Occam's Razor
which says that the theory with the fewest assumptions is usually the correct one.
This is the vexed question known in the philosophy of mind as "supervenience") Is this sort of dependency a problem too or, as with the Occam's razor
discussion, am I indulging in sophistry again?
Well versed in the literature on Bollywood (which she effortless weaves into her account), Nayar applies a kind of cinema scholar's Occam's Razor
to this genre.
Many are familiar with the Occam's Razor
theory which implies, in a nutshell, that the simplest answer is most often the correct answer.
Whip Occam's razor
out of your washbag and start slicing.