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Intelligent Falling Theory

August 16th, 2005 · 2 Comments

Hah!

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  • 1 Matt McIntosh // Aug 16, 2005 at 9:55 pm

    Such an obvious joke, but it still made me laugh. Incidentally, this:

    “Anti-falling physicists have been theorizing for decades about the ‘electromagnetic force,’ the ‘weak nuclear force,’ the ‘strong nuclear force,’ and so-called ‘force of gravity,’” Burdett said. “And they tilt their findings toward trying to unite them into one force. But readers of the Bible have already known for millennia what this one, unified force is: His name is Jesus.”

    …is a perfectly consistent application of Occam’s Razor, providing a quick and dirty proof of why most people who invoke it have no idea what they’re doing.

  • 2 J. Goard // Aug 18, 2005 at 4:50 am

    Matt,

    The characters on “Three’s Company” showed consistent application of Occam’s Razor, except for the part where they would have reasoned: “So many revealed misapplications of Occam’s Razor are a more complex explanation of our experiences than is the theory that we are merely characters in a comedy whose recurring premise is the humorous predicaments arising from applications of Occam’s Razor.”