This entry was created on my old blog, and has been copied over, simply because I think it is still relevant.
Named for William of Ockham, Occam’s Razor is summed up by the following Latin phrase “Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccsitate”
Literally translated, this means “Plurality should not be assumed without necessity”.
More simply (‘scuse the pun) it means that when there exists a simple solution, don’t search for a more obvious one. Or to quote Einstein – “Everything should be made a simple as possible, but no simpler”.
Now this a theme worth living in life – one thats easier said than done!