Originally Posted by ricardisimo
Occam was a CIA stooge, Matt. The government wants you to believe that the simplest explanation is normally correct. Makes their job that much easier.
Sarcasm? (I hope.)
Ockham was a 14th century logician whose works have been applied to countless scientific, medical, religious, etc. schools of thought since his time (and technically before that as Ockham also "borrowed" from his predecessors) and is still in use today.