Ockhams Razor and Parsimony

In human communication, and therefore in science, language which is simplest and offers most understanding of something has preference above complex and difficult (doxic) language.

This is concisely the meaning of the terms Ockham’s Razor and parsimony.

Among (social) scientists the principle, the last decades, has lost part of its dominance.

This diminisches the clarity of language in publications and debates among journalists, opinionmakers, politicians and policymakers in our societies.

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