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God doesn't always shave with Occam's razor — Learning when and how to prune [chapter]

Hilan Bensusan
1998 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The work shows how a meta-learning technique can be successfully applied to decide when to prune, how much pruning is appropriate and what the best pruning technique is for a given learning task.  ...  We should understand that since God doesn't always shave with an Occam razor and Occam razors don't come with user's manuals, we are left to grope with nothing but induction to aid us. ( Ernajority) cases  ...  Learning how to prune 3.3 Learning how to prune Refer to [5] for overview and an comparison.  ... 
doi:10.1007/bfb0026680 fatcat:yynidtlbwjdq3c7emmtlrmtsim

Lucidity and science III: Hypercredulity, quantum mechanics, and scientific truth

Michael E. McIntyre
1998 Interdisciplinary Science Reviews  
unconscious, restricting our options for coping with an uncertain and highly dangerous future.  ...  Our understanding of the actual and potential human behaviour patterns that might lead to such destruction is being sharpened by evidence from linguistics, palaeoclimatology, palaeoanatomy, and genetics  ...  to the basis of science itself, including Occam's razor.  ... 
doi:10.1179/isr.1998.23.1.29 fatcat:4my3gjpctnaglb4sgpwwk7pqyu

Pretty from a Distance: (stories)

Gina K Frangello
A collection of short stories, Pretty from a Distance deals with characters coming to terms with past demons and decisions, while negotiating sexual and romantic power dynamics and familial relationships  ...  In two stories incorporating magical realism, a conjoined twin views her sister as an albatross to sexual freedom only to miss her intensely once a plan to kill her comes to fruition; and a group of longtime  ...  , entirely less in line with Occam's razor, than the plausibility of random genetic accidents-of age.  ... 
doi:10.25417/uic.17025986.v1 fatcat:q5ri6bytgjfyjom6owupdh7gz4

Living in a natural world

Guenther Greindl
2010 unpublished
Ignorance condemns one to inaction and passivity.  ...  It is important to apply the open standards of rationality to all areas of interest to humans. The agent centric approach is central to the thesis.  ...  Acknowledgements I am especially indebted to the work of Mario Bunge, who has developed a clear and  ... 
doi:10.25365/thesis.9322 fatcat:d43ywh6mlndrbgzknl4hbd6usy

Rote-Meto – English [chapter]

Owen Edwards
2021 Rote-Meto Comparative Dictionary  
Nouns are almost always cited with this determiner. *aem PRM. tame, domesticated.  ...  [History: Blust and Trussel (ongoing) connect the Rote form with PMP *qambaR (a doublet of *tabaR) but this requires irr. *mb > f. Similarly any connection with *tabaR would require irr.  ...  Occam's razor currently favours *mendu with only one irregular sound change. The Kotos Amarasi form would be regular from both *mendu or *meŋɡu.  ... 
doi:10.22459/rmcd.2021.04 fatcat:5f3e2vledjgrtlb3iwxzfaaehm

The Possibility of Mutual Benefit from Exchange between the Philosophy of Language and Second Language Acquisition Research and Pedagogy

Harold B. Ingram
This issue addresses the question of how implicit knowledge and explicit knowledge contribute to the acquisition of a second language. Three positions have been taken o [...]  ...  pedagogy and the knowing-how vs. knowing-that distinction in the philosophy of language.  ...  First it violates Occam's Razor in that comprehensible input on its own accounts for phenomena like 1 -8 discussed briefly above under the concept of evidence.  ... 
doi:10.7916/d8833rd5 fatcat:2wu3ljo56jdrvpevcapbodjq5i