John Klotz writes:
To one and all,
I am beginning my examination of the Shroud applying Occam’s Razor when I ran across a lecture on the web. The lecturer and his location are not identified.
The good part first. Printed under the digital display of the actual lecture were a few printed comments that I found quite pertinent and applicable including a quote from Einstein and a “classical Occam’s razor joke."
The quote was good but the joke is cosmologically hilarious.
If anyone cam advise who the lecturer is, I’d appreciate it although it was more of a personal, life adjusting exercise than scientific exploration.
First Einstein. Then the classical Occham Razor joke and then the URL
“’The great and wise Einstein is said to have said, “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.’ This got me thinking about simplicity. Thinking about simplicity is a dangerous thing to do, and sure enough I over thought it and cut myself on Occam’s Razor."
“If you don’t know what Occam’s Razor is, think about this classic joke,
“Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Watson go on a camping trip. After sharing a few glasses of chardonnay, they retire for the night.
“At about 3 AM, Holmes nudges Watson and says, “Watson, look up into the sky and tell me what you see?”
“Watson said, “I see millions of stars.”
“Holmes asks, “And, what does that tell you?”
“Watson replies, “Astronomically, it tells me there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo. Theologically, it tells me that whatever made all of this is beyond human comprehension. Horologically, it tells me that it’s about 3 AM. Meteorologically, it tells me that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you, Holmes?”
“Holmes retorts, “Watson you idiot, someone stole our tent.”
The lecturer who speaks with an English-Aussie-Kiwi (?) accent self identifies himself several times as a “progressive.” The backdrop indicates to me that he was addressing a “new age” or perhaps Buddhist audience. He bows at the end. It isn’t a scientific lecture on quantum mechanics but I must admit that the last ten minutes when he speaks of the difference between the “Complexity” of life and the “Complications” of life are very interesting.
There isn’t much relevant to my task in the lecture. I would like to quote but the textual introduction on the URL is priceless.
Can anyone help?
John, I found this, The C3Exchange, if it is of any help?