Why 2.1 is delayed for so long

Peter Gutmann pgut001 at cs.auckland.ac.nz
Fri Sep 26 04:34:37 CEST 2014

"Robert J. Hansen" <rjh at sixdemonbag.org> writes:

>This may require a little bit of history.
>Most people think of Occam's razor as "the simplest explanation is best," but
>that's actually not right: William of Ockham's original formulation was "do
>not multiply objects without necessity."

Just to be pedantic, he never actually used that form either, but it's
attributed to him.  The philosopher John Punch came up with the "entia non
sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem" form.


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