An Alternative to Occam’s Razor

In light of human foibles, I would suggest that this decision rule be used in lieu of Occam’s Razor: of several possible explanations for an observation, the most boring one is probably the most accurate.

3 responses to “An Alternative to Occam’s Razor”

  1. Walt

    … but the one with the most interesting conspiracy theory is the one most people will believe.

  2. Julian

    As for me, I find myself beleiving in the one that favors me the most.

  3. Steve Witham

    When trying to decide which version of a feature is the one users will really need, the one that’s hardest to implement is it.