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A dictum of scientific reasoning that the simplest explanation of observations is the most probable: &#x2018;&#x2018;It is vain to do with more what can be done with fewer.&#x2019;&#x2019; Named for William of Occam (1300&#x2013;1349), English philosopher.
 
A dictum of scientific reasoning that the simplest explanation of observations is the most probable: &#x2018;&#x2018;It is vain to do with more what can be done with fewer.&#x2019;&#x2019; Named for William of Occam (1300&#x2013;1349), English philosopher.
 
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A dictum of scientific reasoning that the simplest explanation of observations is the most probable: ‘‘It is vain to do with more what can be done with fewer.’’ Named for William of Occam (1300–1349), English philosopher.