A logical principle attributed to William of Ockham (1285-1349, also known as the law of parsimony, or the law of
simplicity is often quoted in stronger forms as in the following
statements:

  • “If you have two theories which both explain the observed facts then you
    should use the simplest until more evidence comes along”
  • “The simplest explanation for some phenomenon is more likely to be
    accurate than more complicated explanations.”
  • “If you have two equally likely solutions to a problem, pick the
    simplest.”
  • “The explanation requiring the fewest assumptions is most likely to be
    correct.”
  • … or in the only form which takes its own advice…”Keep things simple!”
J. Jerrald Hayes
I am ex-architectural woodworker and general contractor turned IT, Business and Project Management consultant, software developer wannabe senior division triathlete and ski racer, Yankee fan and founder of Paradigm-360.com, 360 Difference Mac4Construction.com,iOS4Construction.com and now TheBuildingAndRemodelingWiki.com too.
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