Occam’s Razor

A few decades ago, I was exposed to the theory of “Occam’s Razor”.

From Wikipedia:

Occam’s razor (or Ockham’s razor) is a principle from philosophy. Suppose there exists two explanations for an occurrence. In this case the one that requires the smallest number of assumptions is usually correct. Another way of saying it is that the more assumptions you have to make, the more unlikely an explanation. Occam’s razor applies especially in the philosophy of science, but also more generally.


William of Ockham (Occam, c. 1280—c. 1349)

My personal definition of Occam’s Razor is that the simplest, most straight-forward explanation for something, anything, has the highest likelihood of being the truth, or factual.

While Occam’s Razor isn’t 100% accurate when assessing situations, I’ve found that more-often-then-not, it is.

I’m writing this blog entry because today’s Mainstream Media (MSM) causes me to analyze almost every story they report using “The Razor”.

Right now, in the middle of the “Ukraine Phone Call” furor, the assertions by MSM talent and pundits defy all logic.

We have a transcript of a phone call that the Left says is telling us something it’s not, and the mental contortion we have to go through to believe them would tie us into pretzels.

And, with all the evidence indicating that something is very rotten in Denmark with Joe and Hunter Biden, we’d be even more twisted.

I encourage you to Google Occam’s Razor and use it as one strategy to decode the processed and fortified babbling that gets passed off to us as news by the MSM.

Be careful to not cut yourself with “The Razor”.

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