"Given a choice between two theories, take the one which is funnier." ~ Blore's Razor.
One of the most unappreciated joys of a mans life is found in shaving. It's a daily ritual that soon becomes rote but when appreciated for its ability to cleanse and refresh is surely one of life's more simple pleasures. But what about mental shaving? The reduction of life's complexities into simple, understandable concepts. There are two "razors" that I find particularly interesting and use every day. Hanlon's razor and Occam's razor. Two razors that make life just a little simpler.
Hanlon's Razor is an adage which reads: "Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity."
Occam's Razor states "When you have two competing theories, that make exactly the same predictions,the simpler one is the better."
Two razors that we can all use daily to make life just a little simpler.