# Why Occam’S Razor

@article{Standish2004WhyOR,
title={Why Occam’S Razor},
author={R. Standish},
journal={Foundations of Physics Letters},
year={2004},
volume={17},
pages={255-266}
}
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• Published 10 January 2000
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