THUNK – 94. #parsimonygate & Occam’s Razor

Occam’s Razor is an important philosophical tool, & it played a central role in the #parsimonygate kerfuffle on Twitter. Learn exactly how it works!

-Links for the Curious-

The Cladistics editorial that kicked this whole thing off – onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cla.12148/epdf?utm_content=buffere6159&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

A fantastic article on Wired about #parsimonygate – www.wired.com/2016/02/twitter-nerd-fight-reveals-a-long-bizarre-scientific-feud/

An interesting blog post on the issue – aguidetoacademia.blogspot.com/2016/02/parsiomygate-perspective-of-reformed.html?m=1

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy’s entry on ontological parsimony – plato.stanford.edu/entries/simplicity/#OntPar

My sister’s *fantastic* hand-written notes – imgur.com/a/2SAyl

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