Philosophical razors

Bob Evans

Occam's razor: Simpler explanations are more likely to be correct; avoid unnecessary or improbable assumptions.
Hanlon's razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.
Hitchens' razor: What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.
Sagan standard: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.


old fart
Yeah, but if I just posted the link, it would depend on the user clicking on it. :)

I didn't realize how helpful you were being.

Hume's razor: "If the cause, assigned for any effect, be not sufficient to produce it, we must either reject that cause, >>>or add to it such qualities as will give it a just proportion to the effect<<<."

Prep, weight, forces or simply available grip. ... ain't gota clue what that might mean, just sounded right at the moment ... :)