Sunday, April 10, 2016


5 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

sweeney todd?

Michael Dodd said...

Actually it is to honor William of Ockham (Or Occam). Today Anglicans keep the memory of this medieval Franciscan, famous for the principle called "Occam's razor" or "principle of parsimony" -- Among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected.

This is often understood to mean that the least complicated explanation for something is most likely the correct one.

Bob Slatten said...

As a Musical Theater Queen, i went Sweeney Todd, too, but I like the Occam's Razor thought as weel.

Michael Dodd said...

Bob and Anne Marie,
By the principle of parsimony, "Sweeney Todd" may be the least complicated answer!

Anonymous said...

Cool
K