Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.(Matthew 7:13-14) NKJV
Occam’s razor is a philosophical train wreck which has been used to delude people into believing hypotheses which are vastly more complex than their competitors.
Occam’s Razor is a problem-solving principle attributed to William of Ockham (c. 1287–1347), who was an English Franciscan friar and scholastic philosopher and theologian. The principle can be interpreted as stating:
Among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected.– William of Ockham (c. 1287–1347)
This is also stated as: all things being equal, the simplest explanation is best. Simple is best, right? However, there’s two major flaws in this logic:
The Philosophical Glitches of Occam’s Razor
- All things aren’t equal,
- What really happened is rarely the simplest explanation.
Occam’s Razor – Navigation
|1||Occam’s Razor||Matthew 7:13-14|
|Who’s The Smartest?||Isaiah 29:14|
|2||Occam’s Twitter||Isaiah 5:20|
|Is Simple Still Best?||John 8:31-32|
|Occam’s Delusion||2 Thessalonians 2:9-12|
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- believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
- confess your sin.
Read through the Bible in a year
|Reading plan||July 23|
|Linear||Song of Solomon 1-3|