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16 June 2022

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Gregory

"Occam’s razor states that when two or more competing theories explain all that is observed, select the simpler one because it inevitably turns out to be the correct one."

Inevitably? That is a version of Occam's of which I was previously unaware.

George Rebane

Gregory 154pm - A counter example would do nicely.

Gregory

I can't find anyone besides you that puts any certainty to the cut.

Scott O

I had always thought the main idea of Occam's razor was that if there was more than one way to proceed or 2 or more competing solutions - the simpler one was usually best. And this would only apply if the decision was up in the air. A republic is obviously a better solution to governance than a dictatorship but is vastly more complicated.

Scott O

BTW, George - have you and your port-side buddies come to any sort of Kumbaya on anything?

George Rebane

Gregory 357pm - while Occam's razor cannot be proved as a theorem, it is relatively easy to identify the simpler of two explanations (theorems). And that's why the best that can be stated is "inevitably". The other attribute that Occam leaves out, but could be applied here is the ability of the competing theorems to predict the future - i.e. observations yet to be made or experiments to be conducted. So far we haven't had a more complex theorem do better even in that task. But like with a black swan, the first time we see a more complex explanation for all observations/experiments to also be a better predictor, then Occam will have to do with an attribute weaker than 'inevitably'; perhaps 'overwhelmingly in most cases'. Odd that this explanation is not uniformly taught in the standard freshman science curriculum.

ScottO 505pm - My response to Gregory withstanding, your first sentence is correct for a number of practical reasons. However, I'm not sure of its application to the affairs of society. And actually, I would contend that dictatorships managing the affairs of state require quite a bit more complex machinations than does governance based on well-written foundational documents. Evidence for that comparison abounds - the collapse of the USSR and the ongoing writhings of Red China are cases in point.

George Rebane

ScottO 510pm - Not yet.

Don Bessee

Another spawn of soros is getting whacked -

Liberal Virginia DA hit with bar complaint following judge booting her office from criminal case

The top prosecutor in Loudoun County, Virginia, was hit with a bar complaint on Thursday following a circuit court judge booting her office from a criminal case for "deliberately misleading the Court and the public."

https://www.foxnews.com/us/liberal-virginia-da-hit-bar-complaint-judge-booting-office-from-criminal-case

;-)

Don Bessee

It is halarious that the hard left thinks this shit is going to help them especially in light of the dramatic shift in hespanic and black votes. Keep it up it will just continue to alienate dissatisfied voters of color. -

https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2022/06/16/left-wing-salon-gop-worlds-largest-white-supremacist-group-de-facto-terrorist-organization/

;-)

Bill Tozer

Repost (moved) from Sandox.

HEADING TOWARD THE ABYSS
In this bracing essay, David Horowitz calls out the Left for what it is–criminal, racist, and sometimes fascist. David argues that conservatives need to understand the utter bad faith with which the Left conducts itself, and stand up bravely to defend our country from the ravages of the Left.

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2022/06/heading-toward-the-abyss.php

George Rebane

BillT 856am - Thank you for reposting this important comment Mr Tozer. As you and other longtime RR readers know, Horowitz's assessment has been a seminal part of Rebane Doctrine and predates this blog. Horowitz's recent arrival at this conclusion still does not take the next step to point out that because of the intrinsic evil in our political opponents, it is very difficult to impossible to find any common ground that would eventually obviate the Great Divide. Victor Davis Hanson is already there.

Bill Tozer

Dr. Rebane

Sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. It’s the journey, not the destination, right? Same complaint against the now old man. He has not crossed the bridge yet. Hmmm. Horowitz saw evil alright…..the nigh that changed everything. He founded the most read Marxist Intelligential Lefty mag in America at the time and got his trusted and most able aid to voluntarily do the books for Black Panthers. She found something and that night she was to meet and discuss things in a bar. That was evil…he said back then.

“During the early 1970s, Horowitz developed a close friendship with Huey P. Newton, founder of the Black Panther Party. Horowitz later portrayed Newton as equal parts gangster, terrorist, intellectual and media celebrity.[11] As part of their work together, Horowitz helped raise money for, and assisted the Panthers with, the running of a school for poor children in Oakland. He recommended that Newton hire Betty Van Patter as bookkeeper; she was then working for Ramparts. In December 1974, Van Patter's body was found floating in San Francisco Harbor; she had been murdered. It is widely believed that the Panthers were responsible for her murder, a belief also held by Horowitz.”

She was his right arm.

Evil is personified. Saw a editorial headline in the local community asset newspaper the read something about not calling people evil. Not interested in reading that. Yes, a bottle of booze is not evil in and or itself and is neutral, neither good or bad. Right. Tell that to an alcoholic. Its get personified. Evil people do evil things.

Don Bessee

So they bounce from scarry poppins to the queen of the word salad to run disinformation board. I think we know how thats going to turn out. Can we say border czar?

https://www.oann.com/vp-harris-to-head-new-disinformation-task-force/

;-)

Don Bessee

Where did they find this one who can only read from a binder and still lie her ass off -

Karine Jean-Pierre: When Joe Biden “walked into this administration … 20 million people were on unemployment insurance benefits.”

PolitiFact's ruling: False

By January 2021, when Biden was being sworn in, the number of unemployed Americans had fallen by more than half, to 10.2 million. So according to this metric, Jean-Pierre cited a figure roughly double the actual number.

https://currently.att.yahoo.com/news/fact-check-were-20-million-140021503.html

;-)

Don Bessee

With federal welfare rules destroying generations of families of color and the takeover of education and this you know why its more shithole than ever -

https://www.breitbart.com/faith/2022/06/18/gallup-poll-belief-god-u-s-adults-dips-all-time-low/

;-)

Bill Tozer

Left vs Right,..what distinguishes us? Sanity, common sense, and reduction of damage.

The Assault on Children’s Psyches
California’s ethnic-studies curriculum is fueling a mental-health crisis among teenagers.

https://www.city-journal.org/the-assault-on-childrens-psyches

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