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orion Occam's razor

        Though I am aware that it is assumed by participants in this, as
well as on other lists, that "everyone" knows the connotation of the idiom,
Occam's razor, in this instance at least, I cannot be counted among "everyone". 
        From the context of a recent posting it's connotation seems to be:
the simplest way of explaining something that accounts for all the known facts. 
        I have the temerity to publicly ask for confirmation or correction,
as well as an explanation of this strange idiom, because my educated guess
is that I am not alone.


Dr. Naomi G. Cohen
Haifa University