[svlug] This mess is surely a conspiracy, my brain hurts and I don't like complexity or live long and prosper

Michael Eager eager at eagercon.com
Sat Jan 17 21:33:43 PST 2015


On 01/17/15 20:53, Karen Shaeffer wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 17, 2015 at 04:27:48PM -0800, Michael Eager wrote:
>> On 01/01/15 17:31, Karen Shaeffer wrote:
>>> Indeed, but Albert Einstein said keep it simple. Paraphrasing, Einstein
>>> said: Never construct a theory that is more complex than it needs to be.
>>> If you have two theories, and one is more complex than the other, while
>>> both fully account for all observed data, then always pick the simplest
>>> of the two.
>>
>> William of Ockham?
>
> Hi Michael,
> Certainly an interesting guy. But I am personally a big fan of AE. He had a
> lot of character flaws -- so he was human... If only AE had lived during our
> time, he would have had a lot of fun with his very own linux cluster. AE is
> an amazing human being in my opinion. He didn't have any computers. All he
> had was paper, pencil, and his imagination.

Einstein was interesting and 1905 was an excellent year.  But he didn't
say what you attribute to him.

Occam's Razor predates Einstein by some 500 years.


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