Simpler is Better: The Law of Parsimony…

…which is lex parsimoniae in Latin, is often written “entia non sunt multiplicanda prater necessitatem“, which I interpret to mean “the simpler the better.” William of Occam, the 14th Century English logician, capsulized the principal as Occam’s Razor–a means of cutting through verbose and unnecessarily complex philosophical theories:

Occam\'s Razor

The answer that relies on the fewest assumptions is usually the most accurate.

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