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The First Annual Occam’s Razor Game

Announcing the First Annual Occam’s Razor Game.

To be in the Occam’s Razor Game, you have to be somewhat familiar with friar William of Ockham  and his Razor. The object of the game is to see if you can get a comment  posted that both mocks the post you’re commenting on and indirectly teaches Occam’s Razor. The trick is, you have to get it past the moderator and it has to stay posted.

OK, here’s the first target. Cosmic DNA. Oh, God. Anyway, here was my entry, just in case my comment doesn’t show up:

The other day, we were at the top of the Palms Casino in Vegas having a fine meal at Alizé. One of the people in our dinner-party is dying of an inoperable cancer. We took photos at the end of the meal, right in front of the windows overlooking the Vegas strip. To everyone’s stunned amazement, there it was, right over our sick friend’s head: a cross in bright lights and a halo.

Of course, it could have also just been the reflection of the camera’s flash.

(Inspired by Billy "cabbage-cloud" Beck)

Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More

4 Comments

  1. Kyle Bennett on March 17, 2006 at 19:42

    Did I win? We'll see if she's still in a "mood", and I'll post it here if she is.

    MQTA

  2. Kyle Bennett on March 17, 2006 at 20:06

    It made it. Now to see how long it stays.

  3. Richard Nikoley on March 18, 2006 at 09:14

    Too stealthy, Kyle. The dumb bunnies don't even get your subtle point.

  4. Kyle Bennett on March 18, 2006 at 10:21

    Yeah, I thought about that later. It's a fine line to walk to get past her mod. I gotta remember that mocking them with their own dumb concepts isn't going to look like mocking to them. She's probably pondering the deep profudity of the superstring connection…

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