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Started Nov 9, 2008 | Discussions thread
Joseph S Wisniewski Forum Pro • Posts: 34,314
Re: Ocham's razor...

Luke Kaven wrote:

Inductively drawing the conclusion that the OP is a liar is
inappropriate.

True.

It is also inappropriate to say that is what I did.

I stated "that the most likely theories are the ones containing the fewest assumptions."

And pointed out that the theory that the OP made this all up requires fewer assumptions than any other theory presented.

Ockham's razor is a good heuristic for reasoning
about metaphysics and epistemology.

Exactly!

Perfect fit to this thread.

No need to damage the OP's
reputation on something where there is a fact of that matter that
will become known to all in due course.

Quite true.

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