Parsimony

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In argumentation, especially as it relates to science, an important principle is that an explanation of known facts should be as parsimonious as possible.  This notion is elaborated by [[Occam's Razor]].
 
In argumentation, especially as it relates to science, an important principle is that an explanation of known facts should be as parsimonious as possible.  This notion is elaborated by [[Occam's Razor]].
  
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Parsimony is the taking of extreme care at arriving at a course of action; or unusual or excessive frugality, extreme economy or stinginess.

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In argumentation, especially as it relates to science, an important principle is that an explanation of known facts should be as parsimonious as possible. This notion is elaborated by Occam's Razor.

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