Why Occam’S Razor

  title={Why Occam’S Razor},
  author={Russell K. Standish},
  journal={Foundations of Physics Letters},
  • R. Standish
  • Published 10 January 2000
  • Philosophy
  • Foundations of Physics Letters
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