Occam’s Razor and Human Society

Trevors, J.; Saier, M.
January 2010
Water, Air & Soil Pollution;Jan2010 Supplement 1, Vol. 205, p69
Academic Journal
The article discusses the importance of the Occam's principle in solving current biospheric problems. The principle of Occam's razor or the Law of Parsimony was given in 14th century by William of Ockham. According to it the principle often the simplest solution that covers all the facts is the most accurate and the best assumption. The article explains that the principle can be applied to our biosphere in providing simplest solutions to problems including natural resource consumption, global climatic change and pollution. According to the article the population control is the simplest solution to achieve conservation, stop global warming and decrease in food scarcity.


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