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Should Ockham’s razor be considered an irrefutable principle of logic or a practical guideline? Why?

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To determine: Whether Ockham’s razor is an irrefutable principle of logic or practical guideline.

Introduction: The scientific theory employs logic that one should use the smallest number of steps possible to design the method for developing a hypothesis. Thus, implying that the simplest solutions are more likely to be accurate rather than the complex solutions, which came to known as “Ockham’s razor”.

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Ockham’s razor cannot be considered as an irrefutable principlebecause the preference for the simplicity involved in the scientific procedure is based upon the criteria of falsifiability. For any hypothesis being tested there can be a very large number of simple and complex alternatives and explanations.

Therefore, in order to prevent the failure of hypothesis one creates ad hoc hypotheses (addition of hypothesis to theory to prevent is from failing) which are not always true...

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