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Re: VMs: Re: NSU review of Rugg (2003)...
Hmmm... Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem, but there's much debate
about interpretation of this! My take is that:
gibberish is one entity
meaningful text is another entity.
I think that the manuscript can now be accounted for economically using only
meaningless gibberish as an entity, with no need to invoke meaningful text as a
second entity. However, if the grille and table method fails to account for all the
features of the manuscript, or someone finds positive evidence for meaningful text,
then we do need two entities (or, in a best case, we can discard the gibberish
Nick Pelling wrote:
> Hi Gordon,
> At 10:15 18/12/2003 +0000, Gordon Rugg wrote:
> >With Occam's razor, the simplest explanation now appears
> >to be that the VMS is a hoax containing meaningless gibberish.
> One last thought on Occam's Razor: here's a link to the Wikipedia definition...
> Occam's Razor is not equivalent to the idea that "perfection is
> Perhaps the best formulation of Occam's Razor is the one which
> states that, of equally good explanations for a phenomenon, the
> best one is the simplest explanation which accounts for *all* the
> None of us are quite there yet. :-o
> Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....
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