Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Art's Razorette

Art's Razorette: When "Occam's razor" is mentioned by name in a casual conversation, the simplest explanation is that the speaker is trying far too hard to impress listeners with his or her purported intelligence and/or learning.

(Sometimes it is appropriate to name-drop the razor, particularly in the midst of formal or academic argumentation, but only with due discretion.)

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