Corollary to Occam's razor

  • #1
3,077
3

Main Question or Discussion Point

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."
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
eNtRopY
Originally posted by Loren Booda
My corollary: "The overall physical system is such that maximizes interactions."
I don't know lbooda.... I mean the Principle of Least Action tells us that the interactions of a physical system should be minimized.

eNtRopY
 
  • #3
drag
Science Advisor
1,062
0
Originally posted by Loren Booda
My corollary: "The overall physical system is
such that maximizes interactions."
Why ?
 
  • #4
Alexander
Originally posted by Loren Booda
Occam's razor may be stated: "No more things should be presumed to exist than are absolutely necessary."

Why such a pessimistic note? Did some complicated pet theory fail to deliver?
 
  • #5
drag
Science Advisor
1,062
0


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

That is why.
 
  • #7
3,077
3
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.
 

Related Threads on Corollary to Occam's razor

  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
5
Views
3K
Replies
0
Views
2K
Replies
1
Views
11K
Top