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Corollary to Occam's razor

  1. May 16, 2003 #1
    Occam's razor may be stated: "No more things should be presumed to exist than are absolutely necessary."

    My corollary: "The overall physical system is such that maximizes interactions."
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  3. May 16, 2003 #2
    I don't know lbooda.... I mean the Principle of Least Action tells us that the interactions of a physical system should be minimized.

  4. May 17, 2003 #3


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    Why ?
  5. May 17, 2003 #4
    Why such a pessimistic note? Did some complicated pet theory fail to deliver?
  6. May 17, 2003 #5


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    Re: Re: Corollary to Occam's razor

    I think something bad happened to Alexander
    today according to his responses. Or maybe
    he's just a bit drunk or something...
  7. May 17, 2003 #6
    Not yet.

    That is why.
  8. May 17, 2003 #7
    drag - eNtRopY may be correct, but I did mean the entire physical system rather than a simple closed path, and the number of interactions rather than the total action.

    Alexander, you caught me with my weak assumptions trying to emulate Einstein's success. Didn't he have a lot of "pet" theories, at least a lot of girlfriend interactions, thus a lot of young Einsteins?

    I'd be interested to see yall's best pet theories.
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