WONDER #2511: How Simple is Occam's Razor?

Question 1 of 3

This Wonder was mostly about...

  1. the life of William of Ockham and what he accomplished.
  2. Occam’s Razor, which is the idea that the simplest explanation to a question is most likely the correct one.
  3. why it’s important to use Occam’s Razor to answer every single question you have.
  4. Occam’s Razor, which was a very sharp object used by William of Ockham.

Question 2 of 3

Which is NOT someone thought to have used Occam’s Razor?

  1. Plato
  2. William of Ockham
  3. Galileo
  4. Aristotle

Question 3 of 3

Simple explanations rely on few _______________.

  1. pieces of evidence
  2. investigators
  3. assumptions
  4. hypotheses

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