Seen the Movie "Contact"? Help me figure this out

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  1. Tom Grooms

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    Jodie Foster talks about a theory that, All things being equal the one that makes the most logical sense is the correct one. It was Achmans(?sp) Theory or something like that or Achmans root. I cant remember, anybody have a clue?
     
  2. Nick T Robot

    Nick T Robot Supporting Actor

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    Occam's Razor "...all things being
    equal the simplist explanation is usually the correct one"

    I might have it wrong...
     
  3. Walter Kittel

    Walter Kittel Producer

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    I believe the reference is Occam's Razor

    ( Been awhile since I saw the film. )

    - Walter.
     
  4. Ross Waite

    Ross Waite Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi Tom,

    She was referring to Hackem's (sp?) razor. It is a scientific rationale that states:

    "All things being equal, the simplest explanation is usually correct."

    The basis for this rationale is nature very rarely makes things more complicated than necessary - it simply takes too much energy and is inefficient.

    Notice, however, that its states "usually". I guess, we sometimes over-simplify complex problems - especially when we do not have all of the information.

    ...for what its worth.

    -Ross
     
  5. Tom Grooms

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    Wow! Thanks guy's! I knew you guy's would be all over it!
     
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    It's Hokum's Razor, which says that all things being equal, the simplest solution to a problem is usually the right one.

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    H - [​IMG]
     
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    Raasean Asaad Supporting Actor

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    editited to not be redundant
     
  8. Rex Bachmann

    Rex Bachmann Screenwriter

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    Joel C Screenwriter

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    Hock them's razor?
     
  10. BrettB

    BrettB Producer

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    Mach 3 Razor, I think it was proposed by Gillette.
     
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    Hock your laser. Pawn shops love those pointer things.

    Peace,

    DM
     
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    Alex Spindler Producer

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    Hawk 'em, Raze 'er. The original process of using avian predators to scout out towns for destruction.
     

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