On Simplicity . . .
๏ The lex parsimoniae (“law of parsimony” or “law of succinctness”):
“Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem.”
“Entities should not be multiplied beyond necessity.”
“All things being equal, the simplest solution tends to be the best one.”
“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”
“The supreme goal of all theory is to make the irreducible basic elements as simple and as few as possible without having to surrender the adequate representation of a single datum of experience.”
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
- Occam’s razor — Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- What is Occam’s Razor? — Usenet Physics FAQ
- Andrei N. Soklakov, “Occam’s Razor as a Formal Basis for a Physical Theory”, arXiv:math-ph/0009007.
- KISS principle — Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia