"I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves." Ludwig Wittgenstein

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Occam’s Razor

Lola wondered why Richard hadn’t said anything to her about him seeing a therapist. Maybe he was embarrassed, or maybe he forgot? Then she remembered: ‘Occam’s razor,” “Of two equivalent theories or explanations, all other things being equal, the simpler one is to be preferred.” She paused for a moment. Was Richard depressed or was he “seeing” another woman? Lola preferred the simplest explanation, and cautiously opened the medicine cabinet, peering in to see if she had any double edged razors on hand.

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