Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Uhlmann's Razor.

When stupidity is a sufficient explanation, there is no need to have recourse to any other.

I was in complete and absolute awe when I first read that. I think I still am. There are things you know, and there are things you learn. But there's nothing quite as insurmountable as plain crude logic. It's like gravity. Deny it, refuse to believe in it, wear your ignorance like a crown... and it's still going to drop coconuts on your head.


Diwakar Sinha said...

very well said.

mgeek said...

My new favourite Razor :-)(beats Occam's Razor in its sheer snarkiness)

Sherry Wasandi said...

Snarkiness. What a pretty pretty word!

param said...

"Par updesh bahutere"

mgeek said...


JD said...

I simply adore these moments of clarity you get when everything just seems justified
They happen especially after late-night baths :|

Anyway, float on! =D

Tangled up in blue... said...



"Go do something else, Occam! You just got owned by Uhlmann..the razor's his, now!"


Sherry Wasandi said...

@ JD: Ahh yes! I suspect more great discoveries and epiphanies have occurred in bathrooms, than will ever be admitted to.

Or course, Archimedes remains the poster-boy!

@ Tangled up in blue: Occam has been banished to ignominy. Improvisation is a wonder, isn't it?