Occam’s Butterknife

May 9, 2008

I saw this term referenced here , and it caught my eye so I of course googled it. Steve Sailer’s blog posts uses the term several times. Halbakery.com has the idea of an Occam’s Butterknife award for the most obfuscated, convoluted explanation for a problem:

Occam’s Razor = the simplest solution is the best solution. Occam’s Butter Knife = build, obfusticate and make it more expensive.

I suppose the more convoluted the argument, the duller the knife?

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: