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And doesn't occam's razor state, all things being equal, the simplest explanation tends to be the right one?.. the simplest explanation is a superior being speaking the universe into existence. General relativity, and the Big Bang is hardly what I call a 'simple' explanation.

Magus55, Internet Infidels 11 Comments [1/1/2004 12:00:00 AM]
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You do understand that \"a being able to transcend the universe, interfere with it, but remain invisible, while simultaneously hearing everybody's thoughts\" is immensly complex?

4/22/2007 5:14:04 PM

richard skidmark

Another terminal case of \"I don't understand it so my imaginary friend did it\" disease.

4/22/2007 6:16:52 PM


Um, no. It states that the right explanation is the one with fewest assumptions. You lose.

4/22/2007 6:19:58 PM


1. Occam’s razor is not a scientific fact, it is a generalization that is by no means 100% true, but rather establishes a general trend.

2. O.R. would say that god complicates an otherwise simpler explanation of the universe: that it is how we see it, devoid of anything supernatural.

In conclusion, you fail

4/22/2007 7:08:00 PM


You don't understand Occam's Razor.

Occam's Razor does not say that we should choose the theory that's easiest to understand, it says that we should chose the theory that requires the fewest assumptions, if you assume goddidit you are assuming the existence of an immensely complicated being for which there is no evidence. If you delete that, you only have theories for which there is plenty of evidence and which are not assuming the existence of things that can't be proved.

4/22/2007 9:10:24 PM


General Relativity is actually quite simple to grasp hold of, if you have at least half a brain.

4/22/2007 9:56:29 PM


A tendency does not solid proof make. Nor does a HUGE assumption.

4/23/2007 12:37:58 AM


It doesn't say a 'simple' explanation, but the 'simplest'. But I bet this arse is too simple to understand.

4/23/2007 3:51:16 AM


Idiot. What if the chemists had your same warped idea of Occam's razor? "Well, covalent bonds can formed by electrons being shared, but frankly, magical pixies that hold everything together is a lot simpler then that..."

3/12/2010 9:59:07 PM


Nothing exists except an all-powerful entity capable of speaking all into existance. An all-powerful entity exists alone in nothing. Not even time

It's hard to more complex than that without adding more absurdities. Like He rides a big ice-cream cone pulled by the Marx Brothers, Why not? We passed ridiculously complex with your first notion

3/14/2010 11:37:20 AM

Philbert McAdamia

No, no, Magus, you misunderstand -- we're not after the most simple minded explanation ... there is a whole big, thick book of that shit readily available, for free, in every motel, hotel, and whore house in the U.S.
You know the one...

3/14/2010 12:00:12 PM

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