Why is simplicity so unreasonably effective at scientific explanation?
- Author: [[Johnjoe McFadden]]
- Full Title: Why is simplicity so unreasonably effective at scientific explanation?
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- URL: https://aeon.co/essays/why-is-simplicity-so-unreasonably-effective-at-scientific-explanation
The cosmological razor idea has one further startling implication. It suggests that the fundamental law of the Universe is not quantum mechanics, or general relativity or even the laws of mathematics. It is the law of natural selection discovered by Darwin and Wallace. As the philosopher Daniel Dennett insisted, it is ‘The single best idea anyone has ever had.’ It might also be the simplest idea that any universe has ever had.
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