Occam’s Dull Razor
Everyone knows the Occam’s Razor postulate—the simplest solution to a problem is usually the best or “right” one. That is a very simple explanation (no pun intended) and the following article is going to make a bit of fun with an idea that has, over the years, proven its point. I am not debating the general idea, but possibly debating a misunderstanding, or a layman’s understanding, of the idea.
I am guilty of this misunderstanding myself. I hear so many times that I overthink a situation, or I should refrain from insisting that we assess details as well as the broad strokes of any problem. “Remember Occam’s Razor!” people would yell at me constantly. But I still can’t buy it. Take the Ukraine/Russia situation. There is such political complexity there that the mainstream narrative ignores. They present this event as black and white, good and evil, right and wrong. To fully understand you must know the details. You must insist on a more complex presentation of what is actually happening.
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