Wednesday, August 9, 2006


In this week's episode of 'Eureka', Henry Deacon explained Occam's Razor to Sheriff Jack Carter. I'm not going to rewind the tape to get the exact quote, but basically it's the belief that when you have two theories available to splain something, you go with the simplest one.

I think that's the way I should be working on my Toobworld theories. That's one reason why I chucked all of my ideas about the new version of 'Doctor Who' and how to integrate it with the rest of the main TV universe. Instead, I've decided that since the series returned with the Ninth Doctor, we've been watching his altar-ego in another dimension.

Recently in the Idiot's Delight Digest, my fellow "Iddiot" David H had this to say about a similar topic, "Einstein's Paradox":

The Solving of Einstein’s Paradox
Einstein believed that everything could be explained
With one simple explanation
And although he explained some things
He could not explain everything
Thus he thought what he had explained was wrong
Those that thought Einstein’s explanation as to the things
He did explain was right
Believed that it was not right that
Everything had one simple explanation
And thus they thought Einstein’s explanations
Of the things he could explain were right
His belief in one simple explanation
Of everything had a priori to be wrong
And given that they were able to explain things
In such a way that they believed could only be explained
If there was no one simple Explanation of everything,
They have successfully made their own explanations
Of things that Einstein could not explain
Seemingly proving that Einstein’s belief that everything
Had one simple explanation was wrong

Now it turns out that the intellectual heirs of those who were not trying to come up with a single simple explanation have concluded that the only way for Einstein’s explanation of the things that he could explain, and their explanation of the things that they could explain could only be true if there is one simple explanation of everything, though since Einstein’s belief became so discredited, Einstein left no intellectual heirs, and without Einstein or an Einstein intellectual heir, none is around capable of figuring it out.
dh 7/06


I don't know.....

I read something like that, and all I can hear in my head is the voice of Gracie Allen.......


"There's so much good in the worst of us,
And so many of the worst of us get the best of us,
That the rest of us aren't even worth talking about
Gracie Allen
'The George Burns And Gracie Allen Show'

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