Tuesday, 19 February 2013

New words

Today I started following the bail hearing for Oscar Pistorius on Twitter.  While doing so, I came across some very interesting words.  One person in particular tweeted we should look up the words Occam's Razor on Google.  This I duly did, and following is the explanation:


Occam's Razor

one should not increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything

So in a nutshell, The simplest explanation is usually the right

 one. Detectives use it to deduce who's the likeliest suspect in 

a murder case -- you know, the butler did it. Doctors ­use it to

 determine the illness behind a set of symptoms.This line of 

reasoning is called Occam's razor. It's used in a wide variety 

of ways throughout the world as a means to slice through a 

problem or situation and eliminate unnecessary elements.

So after all that I have decided that everyday I want to learn 1 new word or phrase.  There are so many elements to one's day to day life that you skim over and just forget.  Our brain capacity is capable of so much more, yet day by day we plod along doing the same thing over and over again.  Now along with my countdown, which today is 98 days, you are going to get a new word everyday.  

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