Re: naked bipeds

Tom Clarke (
26 Oct 1995 15:42:07 -0400 (Phil Nicholls) writes:

>The parsimony argument only holds IF THERE IS REASON TO BELIEVE THEY

No. If you have such a reason, there is not need to appeal to parsimony
or Occam's razor as it is sometimes called. You invoke parsimony
when you are at a loss for data or lack another argument. (It gives
you something to write another paper about :-)

But since true-blue PAists don't discuss that for which there is no
evidence, it sounds like they would have no use for Occam's razor.

Tom Clarke

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